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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The Death of the Affordable Care Act

By Catherine Baxter, Charlotte County Dems writer The latest threat to the health of millions of Americans is looming large – the death of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Enacted in stages from 2010-2014, the ACA required employers with over 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance.  It subsidized coverage for those who earned under…

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Over 200,000 Americans dead

On March 2, 2020, there were 102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.  There now have been more than 7 million cases resulting in over 200,000 American deaths.                                     Over 200,000 Americans dead. Read that line again … By Sarah Lewerenz, Attorney at Law and Charlotte County Dems writer Over 200,000 Americans have died of…

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Charlotte County Dems endorse supplemental sales tax

By Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems writer The Democratic Executive Committee recently convened to review the pros and cons of extending the current 1% Charlotte County tax, originally approved in 1994, for another 6-year period (2021-2026). The decision was based upon the many beneficial community improvements that were funded over the previous term and are…

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Economic concern from a taxpayer

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer How do we recover from the worst economic crash since the Great Depression? The government has spent trillions of dollars, which ultimately lands on the backs of taxpayers.  Thus far, Trump’s plan is limited to endorsing the idea of payroll-tax reductions, which could threaten Social Security. Tweets about…

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Economic recovery and sustainability for “Main Street”

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dem writer Editor’s note: And if you think Wall Street does better under Republican administrations, guess again. Read the historic truth here. This administration believes they can drive a strong recovery by maintaining a commitment to “growth-focused policy,” but our extraordinary economic concerns undermine it. Like millions on Main Street,…

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No joy in the White House

By Elayne Griffin Baker There’s no literature or poetry in the White House. No music. No Kennedy Center award celebrations. There are no pets in this White House. No loyal man’s best friend. No Socks the family cat. No kids’ science fairs. No times when this president takes off his blue suit-red tie uniform and…

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Three days are not enough

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer America formally honors our veterans with two national holidays during the year: Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day. In recognition of Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, Charlotte County Democrats will host a third, local day of opportunity to pay tribute to fallen and returning veterans who served our country.…

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