OIL ADDICTION


Instead of seeking new solutions to the problem of energy and oil addiction, South Florida's congressional representatives have catered to Bush friends in the oil industry. Last month, when it came time to choose between the priorities of their state, and the priorities of Bush's oil executive friends, the Diaz-Balarts showed their true colors by flip-flopping on oil drilling off Florida's coast. On Monday, Bush lifted the ban on drilling off Florida's coast, a move that could accelerate the destruction of our precious marine life and beaches and which will do nothing to lower gas prices. Meanwhile, Florida lags behind California and other key states in its investment on alternative energy research, policy and programs

Our Issues

  • FALLING WAGES
    Middle income residents in Miami-Dade county have never faced an economic squeeze like this. A recent study by Florida International University found that people's wages in South Florida have not even come... Read Issue
  • ECONOMIC DISTRESS
    Unemployment in Florida has risen to a 13-year high and tens of thousands of homes are facing foreclosure. According to calculations made by Wachovia Bank, one of the biggest in our region,... Read Issue
  • VANISHING MIDDLE CLASS
    Miami remains among the five poorest cities in the United States, and Miami-Dade is among the top ten counties in the entire United States with the largest income gap between rich and... Read Issue
  • CONFUSED PRIORITIES
    While our cost of living soared and wages for the poor plunged, our representatives in Washington expired all of their political capital supporting Bush's counter-productive Cuba sanctions. Instead of bringing badly... Read Issue
  • GAS PAINS
    Even before gas prices hit $4 a gallon, consumer price inflation rose five percent annually in South Florida, much faster than wages and much faster than the national... Read Issue
  • BANKRUPT POLICY
    Now that South Floridian families are facing daunting challenges like never before such as record foreclosures, skyrocketing unemployment and runaway health care costs, Washington made it nearly impossible... Read Issue
  • OIL ADDICTION
    Instead of seeking new solutions to the problem of energy and oil addiction, South Florida's congressional representatives have catered to Bush friends in the oil industry. Last month,... Read Issue
  • OUR CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND
    Florida's education and graduation rates consistently rank among the lowest in the nation. Among the causes lies the support of our local representatives for No Child Left... Read Issue