Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Florida G.O.P. Subverts Drilling Ban

The Florida House of Representatives today met for 49 minutes and then adjourned without even considering whether to give voters the chance to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment against oil drilling.

The vote was 44 Democrats in favor of letting voters decide and all 67 Republicans against it.

That's helpful, in a way. Now, it will be easy to tell whom to vote for. If you see a Florida Republican office holder you know he is for oil spills and against democracy. The party-line vote made it simple as that.

Although the state Senate remains in session as this is written, by adjourning House Republicans made sure voters will not have a chance to vote on the issue in November.

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