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Rep. Workman's "Dwarf Tossing" Job Stimulus

Written by | Friday, 07 October 2011 12:48
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Rep. Ritch Workman's list of sponsored bills in Tallahassee should leave Brevard voters questioning his priorities.

Support H.R. 1351

Written by | Tuesday, 04 October 2011 07:54

Many uninformed people have complained how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is on the verge of collapse which will necessitate a "government bailout". Nothing could be further from the truth as the entire problem could be alleviated with common sense.

First of all, the USPS does not operate on taxpayer dollars. In fact, the USPS hasn't used a dime of taxpayer money in 30 years as all it's revenue is earned from the sale of it's products and services. Customer satisfaction and on-time deliveries are at record levels, labor productivity has doubled and over the past 4 years the USPS has earned a $611 million net profit.

So hwy all the fuss over the USPS losing money? It is manufactured crisis caused by the Republican led Congress of 2006 which passed a law that REQUIRED the USPS to "pre-fund" healthcare benefits for 75 years! That's right, the Postal Service has to fund benefits for people who aren't even born yet. No other entity, public or private has the liability to fund pension benefits for future retirees. The State of Florida's pension fund is about 80% funded, and considered one of the most solvent in the nation. That 75 year liability is causing the budget shortfall in the USPS. to This is nothing more than an attempt to place the USPS in such a precarious situation, that it will be forced to reduce services, close facilities, and lay-off workers. If this occurs, it will exasperate the problem, not make it better.

There is an easy solution to the financial problems the USPS is experiencing and that is to pass H.R. 1351. This will allow the USPS access to billions of dollars of it's own earnings currently sitting in surplus. This cost taxpayers absolutely ZERO in any bailouts or subsidies. I urge everyone to contact their representative and ask them to support H.R. 1351. Approximately 200 members of the House of Representatives have already signed on as co-sponsors.

Call the Capital Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your representative's office. You can also visit

The 10th Anniversary of The War In Afghanistan

Written by | Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:26
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October 6th is the 10th Anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, the longest
war in U.S. history. with no end in sight.

Regarding Brevard County Budget

Written by | Friday, 30 September 2011 10:40
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Commentary made by a friend regarding the Sept. 27, 2011 County Board Budget Meeting:
 "What is left of a county in Texas is still burning because Rick Perry cut, slashed and cut again at their budgets.

Domestic Violence, Break The Cycle, Heal The Hurt

Written by | Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:12
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Despite efforts by advocacy groups, battered women continue to fill shelters, our courts, emergency rooms and morgues.

Troy Davis - A Tragic Miscarriage Of Justice

Written by | Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:02
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Troy Davis was convicted in 1991 on charges that he murdered a Savannah police officer.

Vermont has been traumatized

Written by | Saturday, 24 September 2011 08:36

Vermont has been traumatized, that is to say the people, families, children, fathers and mothers have been traumatized. “Hundreds of people remained trapped.

Class Warfare

Written by | Monday, 19 September 2011 14:47

When has it not been class warfare? In 1866,”Capital is centralizing, organizing and becoming more powerful every day...... As unemployment increased in the North Southern planters, intent on saving their system by replacing slavery with peonage through debt and vagrancy laws,

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