In WednesdayÃ¢â¬â¢s State of the Union Address, President Bush described his vision of overhauling Social Security almost entirely through the allure of letting people divert some of their payroll taxes to private accounts.
But also on Wednesday, Bush publicly acknowledged for the first time that his plan would also require significant cuts in future benefits and stark choices about who should have to bear them.
Meanwhile, some Democrats, like Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanu...
As president Bush was speaking at the Tampa Convention center, About 150 Area residents gathered in Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, in a counter demonstration with the theme of Ã¢â¬Åsave our social securityÃ¢â¬?
SAVE SS RALLY
A new PBS documentary takes a closer look at the institution of slavery in North America beginning with the 17th century. Eric Deggans, president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists discussed a free forum that will be held tonight at the University of Tampa where the film will have its local premiere; followed by a panel discussion featuring three distinguished scholars on African American history.
SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION w/ Norm Bungard. Bungard is a local retiree who was once a manager at a social security office. He took calls from listeners regarding how the retirement system works. He also gave his views on privatization.
Tampa Democratic Congressman Jim Davis sat in the House where President Bush delivered his State of the Union last night.
Speaking to WMNF today, we asked the Congressman what he thought of the laundry list of domestic programs that the President said heÃ¢â¬â¢d like to see in the next year, such as increasing Pell Grants, helping Community Colleges, seeing Community Health Centers.
Congressman Davis was skeptical about these programs, saying the President has been known to make s...
Following his state of the union address, President Bush began a 5 state tour to promote his plan to privatize the social security system. Tomorrow evening Bush will be in Tampa, giving a speech about his plans. This morning, concerned area residents and a coalition of non-profit groups began a public education campaign to let people know ho dangerous BushÃ¢â¬â¢s plans are. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer reports.
Ã¢â¬ÅThe premise that the sys...
This morning, WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer walked around downtown Tampa, to ask people what they thought of the presidents plan to change social security.
SS VOX POP
A neighborhood dispute regarding a Dog Park in the Palma Ceia section of South Tampa has now blossomed into a dispute that became a topic for discussion at the Tampa City Council today.
Some neighbors in Palma Ceia area have complained about the Park, saying its popularity is taking up too much parking and creating too much noise for the areaÃ¢â¬Â¦.Recently, the issue has become so strained Tampa Police have had to monitor activities there.
And Opponents of the park say they...
Dr. Judy Yates, director of the Florida Botanical gardens and the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service, was fired yesterday Monday by the County, and the University of Florida Ã¢â¬â who also employed her, has put her on paid leave, pending a review.
The Pinellas County Extension is a cooperative between the county and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.
Friends of the 56 year old Yates say they believe the firing is retribution for...