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Florida St. Rep. Ritch Workman: Bring Back Dwarf Tossing to Create Jobs

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A genius member of the Florida House of Representatives thinks he has a brilliant idea to create jobs, much better than that comprehensive plan from President Obama -- just bring back dwarf tossing.

The Palm Beach Post reports that State Rep. Ritch Workman actually introduced a bill this week that would reinstate the once-popular and humiliating bar "sport" in which mostly drunken morons would toss a dwarf to see how far they could throw him. It has been illegal in Florida since 1989.

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The ban accomplishes nothing but keeping unemployment numbers high for little people, Workman surmises.

"All that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get. In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment? This is an example of Big Brother government."

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Workman does point out that he finds dwarf tossing "repulsive and stupid" and that he would never watch it.

Not everybody shares Workman's zeal for making dwarf tossing legal again.

"The possibility of getting paralyzed is high, and then to be used as an object for people's amusement is very degrading," said David Dodge, a Florida advocate for the Little People of America.