Another dream dies for millions of worthy students

Despite strong support from South Florida congressional lawmakers, the Dream Act failed to gain passage in the Senate on Saturday. The bill would have created a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented residents who have been model citizens, graduated from high school and attend college or join the military.

Incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio opposed the bill, saying this group needs to be accommodated but the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act went too far.

Okay, Sen. Rubio, your chance to accommodate starts in January. Step your game up. …

With the Bush tax cuts extended this week, historical economic studies indicate that the wealthy will pour their windfall into savings accounts instead of using it to infuse the economy. But wouldn't it be nice if the wealthy proved the economists wrong? Wouldn't it be nice if seven-figure CEOs would forgo layoffs and maybe even add a position or two? C'mon rich people, do it for America.

Step your game up. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Unattended Children Will Be Given Espresso And A Kitten. …

Kudos to Tampa Bay & Co., DeLotto & Sons and Hiregy who stepped up their game by sending out holiday e-cards this week with a donation attached to each. Recipients will choose from 85 charities. The program comes from TampaBayHelps.com and gives purpose to greetings. …

La Niña came in more hyped than the 2010 Dallas Cowboys, promising a mild winter and bearable temperatures. And so far, she's played like those Cowboys. C'mon La Niña, stop letting Jack Frost give you a beatdown.

Step your game up.

That's all I'm saying.

Another dream dies for millions of worthy students 12/19/10 [Last modified: Sunday, December 19, 2010 6:12pm]

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