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After dead veteran scandal, someone needs to say ‘you’re fired’ at Bay Pines VA

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I was about to muse aloud why someone hasn’t been fired yet from the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Health Care System when this statement came in from U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, who represents the district where the facility is located. “Unsurprisingly, not a single VA employee has been fired following this incident, despite a clear lack of concern and respect for the Veteran. The men and women who sacrificed on behalf of our nation deserve better.” Yep. Unsurprising. That is…

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As Bill Young comes to Tiger Bay, I want to ask him: Why are you such a tease?

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After a long absence, the Honorable C.W. Bill Young ventures back into the Tigers’ den. The 20-term Congressman has a rich array of current issues he may choose to address –economic recovery and the stimulus, the health-care debate, energy policy and offshore drilling. Rep. Young is an influential and knowledgeable master of the Appropriations game. How does he balance fiscal conservatism with bringing home a prodigious share of earmarks to his district and Florida universities? Another of Rep. Young’s specialties…

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