Category Archives: Accountability

Nov 05

Committee to Protect Florida Compares Teacher to Convicted Child Molester Jerry Sandusky

This post originally appeared at AFL-CIO. If awards were given for the sleaziest attack ad used in this year’s election, it’s difficult to see how the Committee to Protect Florida wouldn’t walk away with a first-place finish for its recent … Read More

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Oct 22

Florida Leads Race to the Bottom on Unemployment Compensation

Originally published at AFL-CIO.org Americans faced with a tough economy face significant struggles when they lose their jobs. Since the 1930s, workers who are without jobs through no fault of their own have had the safety net of the unemployment … Read More

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Jan 11

Rick Scott’s State Of Denial Speech Spurs Brave FL Cop Into Political Action

(Cross-posted at Examiner.com) In delivering his 2012 Florida State Of The State address, Governor Rick Scott kept pitching for less taxes and regulations. He said the best thing government can do to help millions of still struggling Floridians is to … Read More

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Dec 20

The Size of Government Under Obama is Nearly 300k Smaller than Under Reagan (Ammunition)

As always, it seems Republicans have no idea of what they are talking about: In fact HISTORICALLY, it is has been Democratic presidents who have reduced the size of the federal government. The Republicans have lied to the people so … Read More

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Nov 18

Can’t We Have An Honest Conversation About Unemployment? (Accountability)

The answer seems to be “no.” Widespread reporting was issued today on the fact that Florida’s unemployment rate fell from 10.6 percent to 10.3 percent, the lowest number in 28 months. We knew the governor, the Chamber and other conservatives … Read More

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Nov 18

Nan Rich Not Satisfied With New Unemployment Numbers (Legislature)

Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich (D) sent out a release that said this month’s drop of 0.3 in unemployment was not sufficient considering the state’s rate, which is higher than the national average and still leaves a million Floridians out … Read More

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Oct 20

Save Florida Democratic Party From Itself

(Cross-posted at Examiner.com) If nothing but bad news keeps coming for the Florida Democratic Party on the fundraising front, it’s the millions of middle class Floridians with something left to lose who’ll likely suffer the worst of the consequences. According … Read More

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Oct 19

Infrastructure In Worse Shape In Red States (Ammunition)

This isn’t surprising, but it is dangerous and it is a sign that Republicans aren’t doing their job and aren’t serving their constituents: [The] Republican leadership has continually blocked efforts by Obama and Congressional Democrats to invest in infrastructure improvements, … Read More

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Aug 18

Tim Griffin Intimidation Watch List’s Likely Origin: Daniel Webster’s Office

Originally posted at Crooks and Liars. The Orlando Sentinel has discovered that a “watch list” of Orlando residents handed out at a recent town hall meeting by Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) likely originated in the office of Rep. Daniel Webster … Read More

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Aug 10

Florida Inestigation Integrity Act To Be Filed By Democratic Representatives (From the Inbox)

State Representative Darren Soto (D-Orlando) and House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders (D-Key West) announced today their intent to file a bill to preserve the integrity of Florida’s investigatory state agencies. Recently, the Attorney General’s special counsel on foreclosure fraud resigned … Read More

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Aug 09

Nan Rich Calls on GOP Leadership to End Partisan Hyporcisy (From the Inbox)

Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich (D-Weston) on Tuesday sharply criticized the Republican leadership’s decision to accept $2.5 million in federal health care money for a controversial ‘abstinence only’ state program while repeatedly turning away millions of dollars in similar funding … Read More

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Jul 05

From the Inbox: Florida Watch Action Launches “Pink Slip Puppet of the Week” featuring Mike Haridopolos

Visit the full site by Florida Watch Action: Florida Watch Action announced the launch of “Pink Slip Puppet of the Week” on Thursday, June 30th. The site will feature Florida legislators who carried water for Rick Scott during the 2011 … Read More

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Jul 01

Floridians Face Uphill Battle For Independence

Living in Florida? Then in addition to having a great time this Independence Day weekend, why not take a few focused minutes to recognize (and/or help others recognize) what’s happening to the state of Freedom in our state, starting today? … Read More

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May 10

We need more Deputies

So why should the uninvolved general public join in active demonstrations of opposition to the Republican-dominated Florida government? Well, while it might have taken a little time to distinguish the pimps from the prostitutes swirling in and around Florida’s 2011 … Read More

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May 02

How FL GOP War On Medicaid Hurts Us All

Somehow or other, the word has to be spread to the general public that a great many of them, not only the poor & disabled, will pay dearly for what the Florida State legislature is about to do to Medicaid. … Read More

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Apr 27

From the Inbox: Florida Seniors and Workers to Ask Rep. Webster Not to Make Them “Work ‘Til We Die”

Senior citizens, workers and other residents from Congressional District 8 will hold a “Don’t Make Us Work ’Til We Die” event outside the office of Rep. Dan Webster to dramatize the harm that will come to Americans from budget cuts … Read More

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