Politicians and their legacy–taxes, taxes, taxes

NOTE: Charley Reese is a retired Orlando Sentinel journalist. The below observation, from a veteran journalist (49 years) is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be—read it!  It’s completely neutral, not anti-republican or -democrat.  Charlie Reese has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that, in the final analysis, must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day.  It’s a short but good read!  Worth the time!  Worth remembering!

Be sure to read the Tax List.

ARTICLE: 555  PEOPLE–By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes,WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

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Lockport, NY: Diane Phelps objects to “Executive” session

NOTE: The below article was written by Michael Rizzo of the Buffalo News.  It was originally titled “Executive session riles board member” and was posted 4/10/11.

ARTICLE: The city School Board voted 8-1 Wednesday night to enter into a closed session for an hour before its public meeting—and then the lone dissenter refused to attend.

Diane Phelps, who won her seat on the board last year as a write-in candidate, said the board lacked transparency in disclosing to the public the purpose of the meeting, which according to the agenda was to discuss “matters of a confidential nature.”

She said she won’t participate in a meeting that she believes is not held in accordance with the New York State Open Meetings Law.

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