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Welfare drug testing a money loser

October 11, 2011

In today’s New York Times, A. G. Sulzberger reported only 32 temporary assistance applicants in Florida failed their required drug tests while 7,030 passed. That’s a 0.4% fail rate. Based on the NYT estimate that the…

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Trade agreements could be boon for Florida

October 10, 2011

Congress is voting this Wednesday on trade agreements for Columbia, Panama and South Korea. The agreements would phase out duties on products the three countries trade with the United States. The administration calculates that the agreement…

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Celente Picks 2012 Presidential Winner

October 7, 2011

Press Release: And the next President of the United States will be: teleprompter populist extraordinaire, Barack Obama. Should the Republicans nominate one of the three current frontrunners – Mitt Romney, Rick Perry or Michelle Bachmann –…

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Obama, Palin when comic straw poll

October 7, 2011

BOOM! announces the results of DECISION 2012, the comic book industry’s first straw poll: Barak Obama has won, with the top Republican candidacy going to Sarah Palin and a shocking result for last place: Rick Perry!…

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Wall Street Protest grows

October 2, 2011

I’ve written about this protest that has garnered little attention from the mainstream media. Occupy Wall Street is an ongoing demonstration that has maintained sustained occupation of Wall Street, the financial district of New York City,…

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Herman Cain won vote with 9-9-9 plan

September 27, 2011

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain surprised the Republican establishment with his 9-9-9 plan: 9% personal income tax, 9% corporate income tax and 9 percent national sales tax. Here is a short video of Cain explaining…

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Scott setting his bills for 2012

September 21, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott has been working on his legislative package for 2012. The Sun-Sentinel obtained a document from the Governor’s Office that hows he is looking at bills to abolish personal injury protection insurance, reform immigration…

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Gaetz targets higher education

September 21, 2011

On Monday, State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) was approved by his colleagues to be the Florida Senate President for 2012-2014. The website Florida Current covered the vote and the accompanying speeches. For Northwest Florida, the election…