Party Lines Political Notebook

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State Rep. Dorothy Hukill.Dorothy Hukill hits a popular refrain in demanding Washington  curb its spending habits.
TALLAHASSEE - State Rep. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) saw adoption in the Florida House of a measure urging Congress to reign in out-of-control spending and runaway deficits by balancing the federal budget. House Memorial (HM) 1583 was adopted by the House with 79 co-sponsors. The measure's sponsor, Rep. Hukill, issued the flowing statement:
"At a time when we see our children's and grandchildren's future washing away in a sea of red ink, it is time to tell Washington to stop spending our money irresponsibly.

Making the Grade

Here are some grades for news happenings and the newsmakers behind them in our ongoing feature: "Making the Grade."

Obama's focus on the rich is sending all of us to the poor house

Grade: F

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Oh, come on. Does Prsident Obama have a paper bag over his head? America is headed toward financial disaster and Mr. O. thinks we should raise taxes on the “rich” and cut spending by some miniscule amount. This isn’t a solution; it’s a prescription for disaster. Congress needs to pass Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to reduce our debt by trillions and put us on the path to a balanced budget. Our taxes are more than adequate to run the government once it is right-sized. It’s Congress that has “deficit attention disorder.”

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