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Alcee Hastings vows to be "last man standing" in opposition to Obama plans for oil drilling

The Broward Democrat says: "The President’s proposal is extremely upsetting both for me and the people of
Florida. Notwithstanding the environmental concerns, Florida’s $65 billion per-year tourism and fishing industries are dependent on clean beaches and clear water that are now in jeopardy. While I appreciate President Obama’s desire to cut waste, save energy, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, these goals are accomplished by developing sustainable, clean energy and promoting responsible consumption practices, not by drilling for more oil closer to home.

"The future of the United States’ economy is dependent upon our country being at the forefront of the next generation of sustainable energy. Instead, this proposal is more of the same and is leaving us even further behind the technological curve. 

"This new proposal asks Congress to take back our promise to the people of Florida, while giving them very little in return. I’ve said it before and I will say a thousand times more if I have to, I will be the last man standing in the fight to prevent expanded offshore oil drilling in Florida."


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I am curious? Exactly what is it Alcee Hastings actually do? He has been around for as long as I have and I only get sound bites or bylines on policies that he amy or may not agree with? Can someone tell me exactly what he has done for his immediate constituents in his district? As far as I can observe, his areas have become a wasteland of violence and more poverty. Can anyone tell me what tangible difference he has made in the lives of the very people he represents?

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