Monthly Archives: June 2012

CONCERNS FOR OUR NATION

            We recently celebrated Memorial Day, in remembrance of those who have served and given their lives for our nation.  In less than a month we will celebrate the 4th of July, when we remember the founding of our nation.  … Continue reading

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IS OUR LEGISLATURE A BARGAIN?

Last week I attended a function with several hundred local residents.  There were several fascinating conversations.  One attendee declared that the County Legislature was too large, and proposed reducing its size by about 80%, or down to three members.  I … Continue reading

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STATE INTERFERENCE

These are challenging times for local governments.  The economy is in a funk, and people are frustrated by the apparent lack of leadership and direction from their elected leaders.  These would be formidable challenges under the best of circumstances, but … Continue reading

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THE CHALLENGES OF CUTTING PAYROLL

Cut expenses by cutting payroll positions!! It sounds easy, and it would be nice if it were easy or simple. Unfortunately it is neither. The Board of Legislators has been working to reduce positions, and ultimately reduce expenses and taxes. … Continue reading

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NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

– WHY I OPPOSE OUR CURRENT WELFARE SYSTEM              Just about everyone is familiar with the adage that “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  When things are going well we tend to keep doing things the same old way we … Continue reading

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THE REAL PROBLEM WITH GOVERNMENT

The real problem with government is that it is upside down, backwards and too big. Government should be much smaller than it is now. Also, the focus and real power should be localized, not centralized in Washington or Albany. Finally, … Continue reading

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