Yesterday, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada delivered a speech that differs from what he tells the local media in Nevada.
In Sandoval’s speech last night he said, “Make no mistake: The current administration’s failed experiment with big government gets in the way of economic recovery.”
Two days before Sandoval’s convention speech he wrote an Op-Ed for the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, titled: “State showing positive signs for business growth.” Sandoval wrote about his “Plan for Excellence in Economic Development” which he says will “create 50,000 jobs by 2014”.
“Nevada is six months into our Plan for Excellence in Economic Development and my challenge to the business community to create 50,000 jobs by 2014. Progress is being made to get Nevadans back to work. Our strategy is straightforward and purposeful: bring new businesses to the state, help current companies grow and prosper, and support entrepreneurs.”
In July of this year, Sandoval told the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Sebelius, that, “There’s no doubt the economy is improving”. And in the same article, Sebelius notes that 25,000 private sector jobs have been created since 2010.
Nevada’s unemployment rate is still the worst in the nation, and currently stands at 12 percent. In February 2010 Nevada’s unemployment rate stood at 14.7 percent. And everyone from the Governor on down will tell you that we still have a long way to go; and you won’t find any Nevadan who doesn’t agree.
Since Sandoval’s “Plan for Excellence in Economic Development” just started a few months ago, the drop in unemployment over the last two years cannot be directly attributed to his program. The nearly 3 percent drop, can at the very least be attributed to economic policies by the Obama administration.
Much of Sandoval’s speech was geared for our nation’s Hispanic voters and Nevada’s Hispanic community, as he told his life story on how he got to where he is today. And then he attacks the Obama administration.
“They tell us not to dream, but to settle.
For that is our birthright as members of the American family. White, black, Hispanic, Asian, immigrant or descendant of the Founding Fathers themselves.”
But it’s the Republican Party who tells minorities not to dream and to settle, it is the Republican Party that has pushed to change the 14th amendment to the Constitution that in part says all those born on American soil, are American citizens. And it is the Republican Party that has attacked Latino’s on every front imaginable.
You can read the entire transcript of the speech by clicking here, or you can watch the speech which is posted with this article.
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