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    $10.5 MILLION IN UNPAID BILLS BY GOP PRESIDENTIAL APPEARANCES IN CITIES

    THE GOP, AS LED BY THE PRESIDENT, DEFAULTS ON $10.5 MILLION IN BILLS FOR CITY EXPENSES UNPAID FOR HIS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN.

    One must wonder if people are beginning to dread a "Make America Great Again" rally in their cities, knowing that they are being left holding the bag for unpaid convention center bills, police, fire and clean up operations, not to mention traffic rerouting and inconvenience for local businesses, hospitals and institutions.  Airport delays and "presidential" issues causing rerouted commercial air travel when the president comes to town also create issues and expenses both for the cities and the airlines. 

    We wonder if cities really want this bunch coming to town, renting but refusing to pay for convention centers and not paying overtime for police, fire, city workers, and all of the associated expenses that normal users must pay. We feel some sympathy for American cities that have put out welcome mats for GOP events only to find that they have been repeatedly stiffed after the GOP left in a hurry, not even offering to pay for the expenses they ran up.…

     

  • Jul 2, 2019 | Politics  

    HOSPITALS REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE PRICES (BEFORE THE SERVICE) BY D.C.

    WHITE HOUSE ORDERS THAT HOSPITALS WILL GIVE FULL DISCLOSURES OF ALL PRICES AND FEES Order aims to reveal real health care costs By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, June 24, 2019 Our thanks and credit to AP for running this article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. WE HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR FULL DISCLOSURE OF FEES BY HOSPITALS FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS...

     

  • Jun 26, 2019 | Politics  

    Kids, Poor Immigrants, Immigration, and Ethical Values of the USA

    Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, his wife Tania Vanessa and his daughter, Valeria, near her 2-year birthday, hiked from El Salvador to escape the gangs, drug wars, corruption and dangerous living conditions...

     

  • Jun 12, 2019 | Politics  

    NEW REPUBLICAN TAX LAW FAILING, GREATER DEFICITS THAN EVER

    THE NEW TAX LAW IS NOT DOING WHAT REPUBLICANS PROMISED, BUT INSTEAD IS RAISING BUDGET DEFICITS AND COSTING OUR NATION AND MOST AMERICANS MORE. In fact, the new tax law has not created a budget surplus, it has only given financial gifts to big business and cut tax deductions, penalizing Americans and causing losses for most of them...

     

  • May 4, 2019 | Politics  

    Texas Lyceum, one of the most influential organizations in Texas

    May 3, 2019, marked the 40th anniversary celebration of the founding of Texas Lyceum. It was in 1980 that Texas Business Magazine published an article about the Rising Stars of Texas. The magazine had been running articles exploring concepts of encouraging and developing enlightened leadership...

     

  • Jan 15, 2019 | Politics  

    Republican Sheriff on Texas Border says, "TO HELL WITH TRUMP WALL"

    Politics in Texas, especially in rural Texas, are conservative -- very conservative. So when people like the Republican Sheriff who has to patrol the border, speaks out it reflects a broader opinion. He is in charge of a part of the southern border of Texas where Trump's wall is routed to go. He says, "To hell with the wall right now." I for one do not ignore local area sheriffs...

     

  • Nov 6, 2018 | Politics  

    Today, Tuesday Nov 6, 2018. VOTE

    VOTE TODAY This day, we have the privilege to vote...not as a Democrat or Republican, but as Americans. Be American, and voice your vote. I was number 1 in the line to vote in my neighborhood. Fun time, fun group of patriots. Be patriotic, VOTE! Ben Boothe, Sr. PS...

     

  • Aug 16, 2018 | Politics  

    A Free Press is the Best Friend the American People Have

    We join 350 newspapers in America in stating, "The free press of America is not the enemy." A look at the world indicates that only 13 percent of the world's population, ONLY 13 percent of people, enjoy a free press. Basic to America are "Freedom of the Press" and "Freedom of Speech...

     

  • Apr 16, 2018 | Politics  

    Montesquieu defined separation of powers in democratic government (throwing out tyranny)

    MONTESQUIEU (1689-1755) also known as Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu, was a man of letters, a judge, and a political philosopher in France. Montesquieu was an important voice in defining a philosophy of SEPARATION OF POWERS. His philosophy is important to the United States of America today...

     

  • Mar 16, 2018 | Politics  

    Early NRA LEADERSHIP BELIEVED IN GUN CONTROL

    The early NRA believed in gun control as a matter of public safety. “I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns," then-NRA President Karl T. Frederick told members of the House Ways and Means Committee, when they were considering passing the National Firearms Act in 1934. "I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses...

     

  • Mar 6, 2018 | Politics  

    Whatever Happened to the Socratic Process in America?

    It seems that political discourse has devolved to people yelling at one another. The louder and more emotional the voice, the more it seems that "that voice" has won. People speak, but they do not listen. They do not interact. They react. Imagine if you can two men, both Adolf Hitler, in a room yelling at one another. That seems to be what we have today in our political discourse...

     

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