The shocking cost of income inequality

By Catherine Baxter, Charlotte Dems writer Editor’s note: Adapted from articles by Nick Hanauer and David M. Rolf for Time, and Rick Wartzman for Fast Company   Most of us have heard the news that 39% of Americans lack the ability to pay a $400 emergency bill, either at all or without borrowing.  This fact…

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Is Trump really all better?

By Alex Schiller, Lehigh Acres, Fl. Editor’s note: On October 5TH  Alex Schiller published the following commentary on Facebook. Alex lives in Lehigh Acres, FL.  Follow him if you like his writing. The idea that this is all a hoax of some kind requires the suspension of critical thinking skills to an alarming degree.  …

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The Barrett nomination ceremony was unnecessary

By Alex Schiller, Lehigh Acres, FL. Editor’s note: On October 2nd  Alex Schiller published the following commentary on Facebook. Alex lives in Lehigh Acres, FL.  Follow him if you like his writing. “Y’know it’s odd. The Barrett nomination ceremony was such an unnecessary spectacle. Almost exclusively attended by Republicans, in close proximity, with few masks.…

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DWC celebrates south Florida indigenous cultures

By Kay Blue, Charlotte County Women’s Club Sara Ayers-Rigby, Director of the Southeast/Southwest Regions of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will be the presenter at the Monday, October 12, 2020, virtual meeting of the Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club, which will start at 4:00 pm on Zoom. The program is in keeping with October’s focus…

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Home rule rules!

By Joe Pennisi, Charlotte County Dems writer If you’re like me and most Floridians, you believe that governing is most efficient, and its policies are most responsive to our needs when it is conducted at the local level. Unfortunately, our Republican-controlled state legislature and Governor don’t agree.  Together, they have accelerated a disturbing trend in…

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Don the Con – King of Opposite World

By Denise Candea, Charlotte Dem writer While I wish the President a speedy recovery from COVID-19, I am still compelled to write truth to power….. He was an entitled bully in military high school.  He dodged real military service with phony bone spurs and got into college with fake SAT scores. Funded by his father,…

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Comparing the Dem vs. the Repub plans

To read Joe Biden’s vision click here. To read the entire 2020 Democratic Party Platform, please click: PROTECTING AMERICANS AND RECOVERING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BUILDING A STRONGER, FAIRER ECONOMY:  Protecting Workers and Families and Creating Millions of Jobs Across America, Raising Wages and Promoting Workers’ Rights, Enacting Robust Work-Family Policies, Investing in the Engines…

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Wasserman Schultz on Proud Boys controversy: ‘Plain and simple, I think Donald Trump is a racist’

Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from an article appearing in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on October 1st. By ANTHONY MAN U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the prominent South Florida Democrat, said Thursday that President Donald Trump is a racist and his racism is clearly “embedded within him.” Wasserman Schultz made her comments during a video…

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Donald & Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/hope-hicks-positive-coronavirus/index.html President Donald Trump’s plans to be in Sanford for a rally today were abruptly canceled when he announced shortly before 1 a.m. that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. Florida was to be a focus — Initial reports out of the White House are that the president is…

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And the Supreme Court Nominee Is…June Cleaver

By Professor David McGrath, guest writer       Who knew that June Cleaver would be the president’s pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy?       Yes, that’s right: Amy Coney Barrett is a contemporary version of Beaver Cleaver’s Mom.       An explanation is in order since the name may be unfamiliar to anyone under a certain…

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Floridians need a president who keeps his word and pays his taxes

A statement by Teresa Jenkins, chair of Charlotte County Democrats Executive Committee “Donald Trump promised that Floridians’ taxes would go ‘way down’ under his presidency. But instead of lending a hand, he passed a tax scam that further hollowed out middle and lower-income Floridians. The United Way reported that nearly half of state households are…

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