Congressman Vern Buchanan visits Port Manatee to talk expansion

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Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:22 pm | Updated: 2:58 pm, Mon Mar 4, 2013.

SARASOTA - Congressman Vern Buchanan made a number of stops along the Suncoast Friday.  He, along with U.S. House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, toured Port Manatee Friday morning.

This comes as the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sets national policy and funding for highways, airports and beach replenishment.

The two were given a briefing about how the port works and what it needs to function.

Buchanan is pushing for more federal money to help expand the port.  "There is a big opportunity for all our ports, and my main thrust right now is to help Port Manatee get to the next level.  As we've mentioned, we've got the land, we've got the opportunity, we just need to get some things addressed in Washington," said Buchanan.

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  • Duane overholt posted at 12:18 pm on Mon, Mar 4, 2013.

    Duane overholt Posts: 15

    If you are a voter or consumer make from 250,000 to 400,000 you should read the report in this added link.
    In seems that by Vern Buchanan and other very rich friends voting against any increase for the top 2 percent -- also closing loop holes in the tax code for the very rich: it causes you to pick up the additional tax tab. You taxes are going up a wholr lot.

    I and others have tried to warn you not to vote or trust this con artist. Yet time after time you have bought from his businesses and voted him back into office.

    Are you going to learn now that your congressman has voted and stands for something that will damage your net worth. Yet protects himself over you the people whom voted for him.

    Vern is a used car salesman and he cares about one thing protecting his rich friends, getting richer, and protecting his special interests.

    Wake up and learn.

  • Duane overholt posted at 8:03 am on Sat, Mar 2, 2013.

    Duane overholt Posts: 15

    Why are you not in DC and fighting to stop the automatic cuts without the increses in revenue. Why aren't you fighting for voters and consumers.

    Didn't you recently vote against a bill that would have given millions to improve, expand and fix major freeways in Florida. A bill that would have bought millions to Florida in salaries and jobs.

    Vern you are simply a con artist and a used car salesman who cares about one thing---yourself.

    To get the real picture of Vern Buchanan: then go to to see thousands of internal documents and statements from former employees, partners and business associates.

  • Duane overholt posted at 1:01 pm on Fri, Mar 1, 2013.

    Duane overholt Posts: 15

    You voted against the use of federal funds to improve major federal highways in florida which cost it jobs and road improvements.

    You now spend time in Florida rather than being in DC to vote on stoping the automatic cuts in spending that will hurt the economy and millions of american middle class.

    You refuse to pass any law in which there are increases of taxes for the richest americans (which you are one) this at the expense of the voters and consumers.

    You refuse to pass any bill or law where there will be the closing of tax loop holes that benefit only the very wealthy.

    In short: protect his and his rich friends assests rather than you the voters/consumers.

    Go to to view the latest deposition of his former CFO in a lawsuit against Vern by his former partner. You will be enlighted and see the real Vern Buchanan. The con artist and used car saleman.


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