Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Woes of Our Economy and the 2012 Budget

Paul Krugman continues to ring the bell about how to fix the economy.  He also attempts to keep people honest when it comes to the things President Obama does "right" - or at least "less wrong" than many others.  Check out his recent article.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Ingenious or Devious?

Governor Scott's recent move to 'stall' movement on redistricting is shameful, but apparently legal. 

Scott withdrew the required, Voting Rights Act, pre-clearance request which is needed before any new laws affecting voting can be implemented.  In essence, Scott is using a procedural tactic to preclude implementation of the redistricting amendment  overwhelming approved last Fall by Floridians.

First draconian budget and job cuts and now blocking implementation of citizen approved redistricting efforts.  I thought in America, our state CEO's served the people not "screwed" them.  But then again maybe Scott plans to rename Tallahassee to Cairo.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wall Street's Rise Lifts Many Boats

When the Dow dropped two-plus years ago to just over 6000, it was widely stated that many "main street" Americans whose retirement funds were invested in equities were badly affected. Increasingly, President Obama' administration was held accountable for the market drop and the sour state of everyone's retirement funds. However, now that the market is back over 12,000 (see Dow results for Feb. 8, 2011 at:  ) and retirements funds have rebounded nicely, I don't hear a corresponding chorus of credit being attributed to the Obama Administration. It should!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Unemployment Moving Down - Celebrate the Good News!

Let's rejoice with the good news about the unemployment rate going down.  Let's also count the steady, albeit modest, increases in new jobs.  Just think, not that long ago we were loosing jobs at the rate of several hundred thousand per month!  Any gain is better than the huge losses suffered at the height of the recession.

But face it, the Congressional Republicans seem to miss the point and have mislead the public.  They campaigned on a promise to make job creation their number one priority.  But they haven't focused their energy and actions that way.  No job creation bills have been introduced; rather, they have spent their first 30 days passing "show only" votes to undo many of the hard fought bills to help the American people passed by the Democrats - chief among them, health care.  Tell Republicans to keep their word and work with the President to create jobs!

Back in it to WIN it!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Diversity Matters!

According to the recent Census data, communities of color made up roughly 85% of the US population growth in the last decade.  The percent is higher for the under-18 population group.  Thus, ensuring a larger Democratic voice in future elections if voter registration patterns continue to favor Democrats among the top two, fastest growing minority groups - Hispanics and Blacks.  But how will this fact play out in the upcoming redistricting process soon to launch across the United States? 

Florida is among several states to have increased representation in the US Congress due to Census data. However, the question remains, how will the Republican-lead government leaders try to influence the process in Tallahassee?

Democrats have long championed the causes of equal and civil rights for all Americans.  And we have the right ideas when it comes to a "path to citizenship" for undocumented people living in America. Given these facts, we should focus our voter registration and education efforts accordingly. 

We must start now to consistently and convincingly present our Party as best one and the right one for these emerging leaders, consumers, workforce contributors, voters and donors.  If successful, the Party will be unstoppable!

Back in it to WIN it!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

State Representative Mia Jones Got It Right!

In Tallahassee, Ms. Jones continues to be a strong Democratic voice for the people.  Read what she has to say about working together for positive outcomes for the citizens of Florida.

Vote 'blue' in March and May Unitary elections in Duval County!

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Monday, January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Mark Hollis
(850) 488-9622


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Representative Mia Jones (D-Jacksonville), the Democratic ranking member on the House Health and Human Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to today's federal court ruling concerning the Affordable Care Act.

“Out of concern for thousands of uninsured Floridians, I am deeply disappointed by today's federal court ruling, but I remain confident that federal appeals courts will ultimately uphold the major tenets of the Affordable Care Act.