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If Sussex County Sam Wilson used the Sussex County copier to print glamour pictures of Kim Kardashian, and distribute them to citizens of Sussex County, they deserve to be outraged.
If Sussex County Sam Wilson used the Sussex County copier to print Hitler pictures, and type over it, Segregation Today, Segregation Tomorrow, and Segregation Forever, and distribute them to citizens of Sussex County, they deserve to be outraged.
If Sussex County Sam Wilson use the Sussex County copier to print a picture of his buttocks, type over them “I love you” and distribute them to citizens of Sussex County, they deserve to be outraged.
If Sussex County Sam Wilson even used the Sussex County copier to copy flyers that said “Free Bodie” and distribute them to the citizens of Sussex County, … they deserve to be outraged…
So is it too hard to foresee, that if Sam Wilson used the Sussex County copier to copy flyers that said call your legislator to defeat this bill, that those who wanted that bill passed, deserve to be outraged?
Perhaps if Sam had the council vote beforehand giving him permission, it might be different. Instead he chose to use County’s costly materials, to fund his personal agenda. I believe the penality is 5 years, but I’ll need one of you to look it up to be sure……
For every copy made, without including paper, here is what Sam need to reimburse the county. $0.03684 per copy PLUS the cost of the paper he used….. That covers this:
- all supplies such as copy toner (except paper),
- all parts and services,
- all energy costs
- portion of maintenance and repair contract.
On top of that, add the $0.007 per copy paper 94 Bright, and……. $0.04384 becomes the total per copy.
If Sam Wilson were to make 100,000 copies, the county of Sussex should be expecting a forthcoming check in the amount of $4384.00…
Did Sam Wilson use $4384.00 of Sussex County Taxpayer’s money to lobby for a personal bill from which he would get personal gain….
It is time to exact payment due….
A “If you graduated in the top quarter of your airlines, we gave you a John and Abigail Adams scholarship, four years tuition free in the college of your choice in Massachusetts, it’s a public institution.”
Top quarter of your airlines?
B ” want to make sure we keep our Pell grant program growing”.
Romney once told a student questioner to “borrow money if you have to from your parents” to go to college — or to” join the military.” VP candidate Paul Ryan’s budget has called for cutting the Pell Grant program by $200 billion, which critics say could also cut a million students from the program in the next decade.
C “And the president’s right in terms of the additional oil production,” Exactly. Under the Obama administration we are less dependent on foreign oil. The oil presidents made “big money” in the Middle East…… Hmmm, could there have been a reason we were so dependent when Cheney was running policy???
D “they (new jobs) are already beginning to come back because of our abundant energy.“ He just verified that Obama’s Energy Policy worked…. and is working so well, he will continue it by doing exactly the same in his term. No excuse to fire the guy who is doing his job well……
E “the reason I want middle-income taxpayers to have lower taxes is because middle-income taxpayers have been buried over the past four years.“ Remember Romney? 47% don’t pay taxes. How do you plan to lower their taxes below zero? You planning on paying them extra now?
F “You’ve seen, as middle-income people in this country, incomes go down $4,300 a family, even as gasoline prices have gone up $2,000. Health insurance premiums, up $2,500. Food prices up. Utility prices up.” If these people pay no taxes, how are you going to help them? You can’t give them a tax cut?
G “The top 5 percent of taxpayers will continue to pay 60 percent of the income tax the nation collects. So that’ll stay the
same.” Ahh, now we see. They will pay 60% of 20% less. Now we see what you are up too…. So you cut incoming revenue 20%, and the top get a tax break, and pay only 80% of what they paid under Obama, but, since it is still 60% of all the money coming into the treasury, you are artfully telling us, they will be paying the same. You don’t say percentage, and we think you mean dollars… Tricky, tricky, tricky. But knowing that, at least the math now adds up. It just doesn’t add up well for this country…. Our deficit grows another 8 Trillion.
H. As a matter of fact, oil production is down 14 percent this year on federal land, and gas production was down 9 percent. Why ? Because the president cut in half the number of licenses and permits for drilling on federal lands, and in federal waters”……“We’re actually drilling more on public lands than in the previous administration and my – the previous president was an oil man.”
Sales of Fossil Fuels Produce from Federal and Indian Land FY 2003 through FY 2011
I “In the last four years, you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half”. “Not true, Governor Romney”.
J “Candy, I don’t have a policy of stopping wind jobs in Iowa and that – they’re not phantom jobs. They’re real jobs.” Romney is flat out against the Wind Energy Tax Credit which gives wind-energy companies 2.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour produced, shaving as much as one-third off the costs. This will bankrupt Iowa, the number two wind producer behind Texas. 7,000 jobs in Iowa alone, are directly related to wind.
K “every middle-income taxpayer no longer will pay any tax on interest, dividends or capital gains. No
tax on your savings. That makes life a lot easier.“ Seriously? How many middle income ($43-64,000)taxpayers have interest, dividends, or capital gains? Less than 3%. These are the tools of the wealthy, and wealthy only. Romney is saying we are going to lose our mortgage deduction, child tax credits, state and local taxes, and medical, but it won’t matter because we won’t be taxed on dividends and interest… s huge loss for the middle class, a huge cut for the 87% that supplies most of America’s revenue. The deficit will balloon…
L. “So when you bring those rates down, those small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people.” As Obama said.. “Yeah, in China.” We did that in 2003, and had the worst recession since the Great Depression. We did that in the 1920′s and caused the Great Depression. Now, Clinton raised taxes and created 23 million new jobs. I like Clinton’s result instead of George Bush’s; how about you?
M. ” how about $4 trillion of deficits over the last four years, $5 trillion? That’s math that doesn’t add up.” Uhh Governor, actually it does add up. $1 Trillion for the Republican Tax Cuts; $1.3 Trillion for the two Republican Wars; $0.7 Trillion for the Republican Prescription Plan unpaid for; $1 Trillion for the Republican caused Great Recession. That is $4 Trillion. It adds up fine. Now, you dodged the question she asked…. How does your calculation of 5 + 1+ 2 = 0 ? How does that add up?
Reading a recent critique of the debates, it focused on a fact. Millions of Americans are not enjoying the benefits of this economy. Romney had the lucky position to point out all that was wrong, without the responsibility of finding any solution to fix it.
His line, “bring down the rates, broaden the base.” simply has not worked. It didn’t work in Reagan’s time. It didn’t work for Bush HW. It didn’t work for Bush W. It is called: “trickle down”.
Clinton, who practiced kavipsian Economics, raised the rates, causing profits to revert back into the economy stimulating even more growth; that growth grew people’s incomes. That is the key. People will take lower wages if they know they will grow out of them. But ever since Republican Tax Rates went into effect, wage growth immediately stopped. 99% of Americans are earning exactly what they did in 2000. It’s been twelve years since wages for the 99%, increased. Higher taxes takes away all incentive for any employer to pay his people more.
Here is the funny part. To actually do something about the economy, President Obama has to eradicate the Republicans. Get rid of them. Make them a non player. Republicans and republicans alone, are the reason the economy is in such a slump.
Republicans fought the stimulus.
Republicans fought the car buying incentive.
Republicans fought infrastructure development.
Republicans fought giving Veterans jobs upon returning to USA after fighting for years.
Republicans fought lowering insurance rates.
Republicans fought lowering gas price legislation.
Republicans fought regulating big banks from literally stealing your money.
Republicans fought against balancing the budget.
Republicans fought against payroll increases for all Americans.
Republicans fought against lowering medical costs.
Republicans fought against a better economy.
Republicans fought against hiring more policemen.
Republicans fought against hiring more fireman.
Republicans fought against hiring more school teachers.
Republicans fought against building roads and bridges that were sorely needed.
Republicans fought against not defaulting on the US Dollar.
Republicans fought against strengthening America Abroad.
Republicans fought against stopping corporate corruption.
Republicans fought against fighting wealthy tax cheats.
Republicans fought against closing the loopholes Romney used to get rich.
Republicans fought against raising wages for all Americans.
Republicans fought against legislation that allowed workers to ask for more money without being fired.
yeah. There is a reason the economy is bad. It is called the Republican Party.
Having “No Republicans” equals massive investment back into our economy. The formula for a successful America is…..
NO REPUBLICANS EVER ELECTED AGAIN = MASSIVE AMERICA ECONOMIC GROWTH
So Obama, you are at fault according to Mitt Romney and the Conservative Cheer-leading squad… Because you didn’t get rid of Republicans… Shame on you!!!!
I guess it is up to us, to do so if we EVER want our economy back.
If not… I guess every vote for a Republican is a vote in support of Communist China…..
The impetus for this came from a thread over at Delaware Liberal, discussing crime around Adams 4 Shopping Center in Wilmington, in the number one unsafe city in America…
Those of you that follow me regularly know that every once in a while I get an idea and run with it, just to see how viable it works. I did so here and you are welcome to ride along….
Is there a religion out there that centers around imbibing alcohol? If so, I haven’t heard of one… I would think things would get rather tense, after inhibitions wore off and everyone started getting sick… But there definitely are religions centered around marijuana and peyote… two natural highs…
So the thought occurred to me… What would Wilmington be like if you gave everyone free pot? Don’t even worry about the cost if the city bought it… instead of burning it in WV, the DEA could just cut in and put in on a Norfolk Southern train car… so consider it a free remedy… What would Wilmington be like?
Have you ever shot a gun while on a marijuana high? In fact, the thought of pulling out a gun never occurs to you. And with free pot, the walls especially in summer seem to be closing in, so everyone in the neighborhood, would congregate outside on the streets… And if some straight person did come in from out of town, the bullet fired would travel along in s l o w motion, and everyone would have plenty of time to limbo around it.
So you have a bad day at work… and a bad commute home… It doesn’t matter… In minutes your with neighbors smokin’ a bowl… Soon the best jokes ever told come out into the air, and everyone is bent over laughing…
The city is full of social problems… How many would having free pot solve?
Unwanted pregnancy… solved. Can’t get it up. No sex.
Robbery; pot is free, one doesn’t need drug money.
Fighting: never happens when everybody love everybody
Violence: even if started, by the time you stop laughing, it is all forgotten.
Drug Sales: who could sell crack when pot is free? Keepin’ my money dude.
Drug violence: head honchos would remain straight, but everybody working for them would be floating on moonbeams. No suburban girls driving in for pills, if pot was free. There would soon be no money coming in; the business would have to move.
Traffic accidents: pot smokers are very conscientious drivers.
Crack Houses: don’t need them; you can smoke pot openly on the street.
Since there would be no crime, police working that beat should be allowed to smoke too, It would improve bonding between police and community. The population would be overall healthier from all the natural cures that marijuana can supply…
And then there’s guns. I think if everyone is high, even the NRA would think taking guns off the street would be an enlightened idea. It would aid the community spirit. Plus, after you lit up the entire block with some good bud, all you had to do was ask nicely and all the guns would be brought down to you…. no explanations demanded…
Simply put, if you remove the guns, and dissolve the anger, and create a positive friendly environment, you fix the problem….
In fact the only foreseeable problem requiring any expenditures, is that Wilmington doesn’t have any Taco Bells in its downtown region… That would definitely have to be rectified before we begin giving out free pot…
(title is a chess reference).
There is no worse thing on this planet than a negotiator who agrees to a certain policy, waits for it to get set in stone, and then, just before that policy is implemented, says, no, I’m not for it anymore. People like that are called Finks.
That type of action turned all of America against the Tea Party who actually made it their career to say “we won’t agree until we get this”, and when they got “this” they stormed out anyway, saying “that is not enough, we won’t agree until we get that, and more…” and followed the same process over and over and over again…
There is nothing worse than people who do that….
The Catholic Bishops today are saying the compromise in which health insurers bear the cost of contraception, is not enough, even though it meets their objection of not having any Catholic money go towards paying for contraception…
That actually was a huge concession. Catholic hospitals and schools will not have to pay for contraception, but it will be available for all women who work there to use if they choose.
The current position being taken by the Catholic Bishops actually goes against Church doctrine as well as the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ, himself….
(Remember, this is the exact same group that thought the best way to deal with priests who preyed Sandusky-like on alter boys, was to whisk them away where those guilty could abuse others who innocently had no idea beside whom they were serving the sacrament.)
The same group.
Bottom line, like the guilty priests, the Catholic Bishops got what they wanted. End of discussion. Any more discussion against this policy, and it becomes extremely obvious it is being done to support the Republican Party. The Church has been bought out by the 1%….
Back to why, prohibiting contraception in one way, violates the core spirit of the teachings of Jesus.
“Blessed are the Poor, for they shall inherit the earth”. “Give all you have to the poor, and you will then be able to enter the Kingdom of God.”
Obviously, if you don’t help the poor, you go to hell… Jesus could not have been more specific or clear.
When you don’t allow a woman to NOT GET PREGNANT, you force her out of being self sufficient, into becoming dependent on poverty.
Being against birth control forces women into poverty. Think about it. If you are single on a $40,000 job, and pregnant, you are out of $40,000 and have no income. Not only is the Catholic Church NOT GIVING ALL THEY OWN TO HELP THE POOR, but without free contraception, they are creating more and more poor, pregnant woman by pregnant woman, by the very position they take….
The recession has popped a lot of dreams… It has forced a re-evaluation of priorities. It has put reality in the forefront.
So wiping off the table of everything, everything, and sitting down to a blank space, and asking myself, … what do I want, by the time I die.
A country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home and secure their retirement,”
After watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” you can be sure it can’t happen on a Republican’s watch….. For that dream to happen, we need protection from corporations and Big Money; not giving them more and more of what we make.
We need more money funneled away from big business, to be reinvested into the Middle Class… Since they haven’t done it voluntarily, we’ll have to force it.
Republicans can’t force anyone to do anything. They are putz’s. It will take a government of all Democrats to make Americans who die, at least die happy that they were able to secure:
“A country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home and secure their retirement”.
I’ve now written 1600 posts.
Buried in yesterday’s announcement was this nugget.
27,400 new homes were sold this period. That’s up 4100 up over last period.
440,000 existing homes were sold this period. That’s up 48,300 over last period.
This period, 233,700 were first time buyers. That’s up 26,200 first time home buyer over last period.
That’s 6700 first time buyers over this time a year ago. Although 12,700 fewer homes and 2,300 brand new homes were sold against last year.
Bottom line, new housing construction is down. Existing houses are moving on the market, and most of the new growth in that area is coming from new home buyers who are maturing and now entering the market.
Judging from today’s chatter or lack of it, I was probably the only one listening in on Rick Jensen’s take of the spending controversy of our state legislatures… As you see, in the News Journal a list of spending on out of state trips, has been itemised for every citizens perusal….
Bonni got on the horn, received radio time and helped Jensen lambaste legislators for spending money…. Unfortunately… that’s what they are paid to do, (just not spend it on themselves)…. Well, I had to wait, since Delaware is not 4G yet, to access the actual chart from Delawareonline.… Of course some anti Democratic party corruption accusations were tossed about… Of course…
So, imagine my surprise that 14 out of the top 17 spenders were all Republicans….
To myself, I said “figures”…. They are the ones shrieking the loudest about governments spending money… But as an investor myself, I am well aware that money spent that gets a return is not wasted money, but invested money… That is something Republicans always overlook… They concentrate on Democrats spending, without looking at the benefits such spending generates…
So I took a look at the top spenders fully expecting to see itemised bills for hookers and gigolos… Unfortunately they weren’t there…
I did find that almost all of the money spent by both parties for travel out of state, went to send legislators to two groups.
Some may decry these as junkets. I’ll disagree. The largest problem a small state has is diversity of ideas. Face it. Practically the entire top third of the state are Eagles fans. The middle third are Raven Fans, and the bottom third are Redskin fans… Were something innovative such as the West Coast Offense were to occur, we would never know about it…
The same occurs in government. We need access to ideas. One can sit a a computer only so long… (Many of us spend way to much time there anyway)… But, face to face, arguing in the halls, listening to what’s worked elsewhere, has the realism of saving our state money… If an idea gets offered up in Oklahoma, but failed in Arizona when tried there years before, it saved Delaware lots of money NOT to have brought that idea back and tried selling and implementing it into policy… And sad to say, the realism of finding these things out can only occur when you bring people together, face to face.
So I’m in favor of most of the money spent. It is very necessary. Both parties cry out over the iron fisted grip that only a few people have over our entire legislative process. Getting outside ideas away from the top down leadership structure both houses of General Assembly use to survive, is helpful to all Delawareans….
During the past budget crunch we especially needed to outreach and discover different ways to cut costs; something even our most ancient of legislators had yet to experience in their lifetimes.
What was interesting was how fast people reached for the information to bash the other side. It doesn’t matter which party… Without checking the facts accusations were flying across the airwaves… Listening in you heard the Republicans bashed as hypocrites; the Democrats castigated as wasters… But truth-be-told, all this travel was necessary… and will continue to be, if this state is to continue to exist as America’s second smallest state….
I’m reminded of the ancient Kubrick film, where with the discovery of a monolith, a prehistoric apelike creature picks up a loose bone laying on the ground and bashes in the head of its enemies… That is sort of what happened today on the Rick Jensen show.
The bone, was just an inanimate object in an unlucky position and an unlucky time….