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10-06-2011, 03:16 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/06/2011-10-06_fla_lawmaker_ritch_workman_calls_for_lift_on_dw arftossing_ban_calls_it_a_jobkill.html

A Florida (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Florida) lawmaker thinks he has the cure for his state's ailing economy: dwarf tossing.
Rep. Ritch Workman (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Ritch+Workman), a Republican state legislator from Melbourne (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Melbourne), introduced a bill this week to bring back the barbaric barroom practice, which was outlawed in Florida in 1989, the Palm Beach Post reported. (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-lawmaker-wants-state-to-reinstate-dwarf-tossing-1898183.html)
Workman attacked the ban as a job killer for out-of-work little people.
"This is an example of Big Brother (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Big+Brother+(TV+Show)) government," Workman told the Post (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-lawmaker-wants-state-to-reinstate-dwarf-tossing-1898183.html).
"All that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get," he said. "In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?"
The lawmaker then slammed dwarf-tossing as "repulsive and stupid" and said he would never watch it.
However, it's "none of the state's business" if someone wants to do it, he told the Post.
Critics of the bill said a lift on the ban would be dangerous and demeaning for little people.
"The possibility of getting paralyzed is high, and then to be used as an object for people's amusement is very degrading," David Dodge (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/David+Dodge), 43, a Florida advocate for the Little People of America (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/United+States), told the newspaper.
Currently, bars that stage dwarf tossing events face strict fines and a revocation of their liquor licenses.

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