Shame on us for voting to keep these clowns in office. We're close to the bottom on every survey. To me, this means it's time to change. Let's do away with "party loyalty" and vote only for individuals who will cut the spending, cut regulations. View Comment
What he forgets or does not know is that tax revenue from fuels etc was originally intended for highway maintenance. But the government decided to siphon off too much of the highway tax revenue for other transportation projects. Mass transit, electric vehicle development, airport development, among others dug into the highway trust fund and our highways were neglected. Then along comes "shovel ready" trillion dollar infrastructure projects that really did nothing and now more money, borrowed from China, to add to the debt. These elected folks are screwing up a once potent nation.
Himes is part of it for not standing for principles. View Comment
Please reduce the burden government places on all of us. That means lower taxes and fewer regulations. You say this new item "helps" but it also means more red tape, higher costs and more taxes.
It is time for republican legislators to get off the big government bandwagon and advocate for citizen rights, not government mandates. Government is twice the size it should be and this extra overhead gives them time and resources to meddle where they don't belong. The cure is to cut and cut and cut government budgets. View Comment
p54, I heard they spent 500,000 for the fiber project so far. Call it 'sunk costs!" I also heard they included another 100,000 dollars in the current year expense budget to prove bonding isn't the only way they can waste money. Now along comes a state grant (more of your tax money) adding to the spending they love to do. I wonder if brennan would have spent us to the poor house if it were his own money! View Comment
Having fewer politicians blowing hot air would be a good start. But seriously, I have not seen any hard evidence that humans are the problem. I believe climate changes are naturally occurring and we have little substantive influence on weather. The Mt. Pineutibo (sp) eruption dumped more co2 in one month than humans created since the beginning of history. View Comment
Lowthert's complained about how the school wanted to give them money ($300,000 or so) from the special education budget if they would agree to be quiet about the air quality issues. They could have taken the money and sent their kids to private schools but instead, they had the courage to question the use of special education money for another purpose. I think we need to let the process run its course and get to the truth before condemning them or school administrators or the maintenance staff for that matter. View Comment
It will get worse in the states you list and many others as the minimum wage increases force employers to fire staff or raise prices that will then burden already stressed consumers. However, compare our standard of living for those in poverty to the standard of living of the truly impoverished in Africa, Asia and South America. We are much better off, as a nation, than anyone else. That will come to a horrific end when oil is no longer priced in dollars and when our debt is due. What would make anyone believe we can continue to print money to buy imports and not pay the debt? View Comment