Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fishers Town Council you have totally confused me.

Here is what I don’t understand maybe some of my republican friends can help me out. I just found out two things about the Fishers Town Council that has me confused. First was an article in the Current that the Town Council raised taxes. What Republicans raising taxes? Isn’t that something that Republicans always say only Democrats do, so how come they were doing it? I guess they ran out of hidden fees to raise which is Fishers favorite trick. Hide the tax increase. But this time out in the open what happened? The tax increase was from 2 cents per $100 of property value to 5 cents. Holly smoke more than double. Of course they call it a small and one that is “not significant.” Just love the double talk. Now the next one is even better. Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern Schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding where Fishers is going to maintain the grounds of the School’s property. You have got to read this. It sure sounds like a private contract between the School and its contractor Fishers. The School is going to pay Fishers labor costs plus 10% if they need additional help. Well the total cost to the school is $446,834.00 plus of course any additional help with that 10% surcharge. Well this brings me to some questions. I was told Republicans believed in less government and more private business. Did any private landscape company have a chance to bid on this project? Is the Town of Fishers growing in employment to do this extra work and therefore the government is getting larger. If Fishers claims it is not hiring any extra people does that mean they had too many employees and another Republican creed of smaller government just went down the drain or should I say was mowed down. Now you can see why I am totally confused by this totally Republican government council in action. They raise taxes, expand government and take away jobs from the private sector. Are they the new type of Republican? Or are they something else. Please someone help me understand this.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mike Pence and the Military

Mike Pence TV commercials all sound like god bless America, all of them have waves of grain, American Flags, etc. Nothing about what he would do or really stands for, etc. Just wants everyone to take his word for it, very very god and country. Well I think he has hit a new low with this type of campaign. His newest ad is about the Indiana National Guard and how proud he is we have the fourth largest guard in the nation. He goes on to say: "When our nation calls, Indiana’s sons and daughters answer. We owe them a debt of gratitude which can never be repaid." He then goes on to say "What makes today's military so special they all volunteered." What makes Mike Pence so special he didn’t. He never served. He never volunteered. As a veteran I don't mind that he never served but I am insulted by the way he using this message to try and show how proud he is. Fellow vets remember this fake support for our troops this fall. A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’ Joe Weingarten Captain United States Air Force 1967-1971

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mitt Romney and the 1800's.

Its July 4th and time to look at what Mr. Romney wants to do to preserve our nation, and I find his best course of action is to go back to the 1800's. I think he would feel very secure in that era. The Tea Party of course wants to go back even further but here are a few notes on Mitt's policies. “The United States is blessed with a cornucopia of carbon-based energy resources,” the Romney campaign site proclaims. “Developing them has been a pathway to prosperity for the nation in the past and offers similar promise for the future.” Yes, the past, the glorious past. Mitt’s hero – 1880’s John D. Rockefeller Speaking of John D. Here are a few of his favorite quotes: “Competition is a sin.” “Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.” “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” Mitt would like to get rid of regulations on energy after all regulations have held back the US, that is why we not the number one nation in the world. “amend Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide” We need faster global warming. “open America’s energy reserves for development” Gas reserves are under Geist lets start drilling so what if it ruins our water supply. “support construction of pipelines to bring Canadian oil to the United States” no matter how tarry and impure it is. “prevent over regulation of shale gas development and extraction” with its untested impact on water tables and the very stability of the earth’s crust. The ‘green’ technologies are typically far too expensive to compete in the marketplace,” the Romney campaign site tells us, “and studies have shown that for every ‘green’ job created there are actually more jobs destroyed.” Don’t waste any time looking for the footnote or link that tells you where these studies are located. Windmills can’t have those ugly windmills dotting the landscape do you think we are Holland? Get rid of unions and go back to the workers paradise of the 1880’s. Let’s see in the 1880’s workers had the benefits of long hours, unsafe factories, no sick leave, what is insurance, no vacation, and the boss was very friendly to you. Mitt wants to go forward with right to work laws which are right to employ and fire at will laws. Did I forget low wages “Too often, unions drive up costs and introduce rigidities that harm competitiveness and frustrate innovation.” After all the unions want to see every factory fail and every worker out of a job. The US didn’t develop all those industries and inventions while unions were around, think of how much more we can do with big profits and more rich people and more poor people. The number union in the cross hairs teacher unions. Education: More and more charter schools with the aim of shutting down public education. Make all schools private with a voucher system that results in a benefit to the rich who sent their kids to private schools by giving them extra money, enhance the religious right by allowing them to set up schools and have the government pay for them, and of course develop warehouse schools for the poor and common people. Poor Horace Mann who in the 1850 developed the “common school” concept for all is watching Mr. Romney turn the clock back to before 1850. Medical care -OMG have medical care for everyone? Do you think we are Modern County? Why that concept is so 21st century we must do everything in our power to step back in time. If you have not worked hard and saved for a heart attack then you should die. Break a leg, two sticks and duck tape should make a good splint. Don’t forget no more sick leave back to the coalmines where your only protection is a bird in a cage. Mitt get us back to the 1800’s you must double your efforts to repeal the health care law. Mitt get working on that. Deep in your heart you know the 1800’s was best. “As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts” I wonder if he has flip-flopped this week after Mr. Roberts the approved the health care law. How dare Mr. Roberts follow law instead of politics.