Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is providing the nation a very clear message. There are too few Congressional seats, and each one represents too many voters.
The resignation of Tom Price, a Republican from Georgia, and now running Health and Human Services has set off a mad scramble for his vacated seat.
And at $5250 dollars to enter the race, there were no shortage of people wanting to participate in the chase for the seat. The winner of this race will likely have it for as long as they desire. Continue reading →
As Trump moves forward to become President of the United States(POTUS), you’d think that things were chaotic in DC. Nothing could be further fro the truth. Yes there are some that are getting their feathers ruffled(and that is a good thing).
If you want to see if Trump is actually draining the swamp in DC, watch just how many times he uses his Veto Power. Because if Congress is not getting vetoed legislation sent back to them, then you will know that the Swamp is not being drained.
Yes, the Veto can be overridden. But that takes compromise among those under the Capital Dome. And we have not seen that sort of cooperation for decades. Instead we have had the majority run over the minority not based on solid ideas and concepts, but on sheer force.
Trump can change that quickly and effectively. Trump, hopefully, will not have favorite stooges under the Capital Dome. Hopefully, he will spread out who he goes to to push forward valuable legislation.
Most importantly, Trump can Veto the thousands of Executive Orders put forth by Obama and Company, and do so quickly. Trump, who feels precedent has no value whatsoever, will do more the first week by reversing the bad choices of Obama, than any other POTUS in modern history.
For several years now the interests of the Johns Creek residents have been growing in their desire to both understand and participate in how their closest level of government-their city government- functions.
And, what many of have seen has not been exactly what we had hoped for. Voter apathy has been mentioned often in City Council Meetings. Lack of citizens showing up at City Hall for Council Meetings was evident. City Council members tired of the same citizens making public comments.
Yet over the last three years there have been several events that have awakened the public, and coupled with more ways to have conversations (such as the Johns Creek Post and NextDoor) the genie is out of the bottle. Public scrutiny is going to only grow. Continue reading →
The vote Johns Creek residents will take on the TSPLOST 0.75% tax is critical to understand.
Voters are being presented with the opportunity to raise the taxes on themselves, which will effectively increase the spending and size of the Johns Creek City government by 29.7%. That is not insignificant. Continue reading →
I could have supported Cruz in the beginning. I am a firm believer in the US Constitution and believe 99% of or social and economic problems disappear by strictly following it.
Cruz had the opportunity to show his true character and the more I heard the more frazzled his belief seemed to me.
I am not fooled. Trump is not the answer to what ails us. But he is the best hope for a connecting road to the right path. Because you have to destroy the power structure that has been in the Republican Party for all these decades that have sold us out left and right.
With a clear and consistent set of principles, the Democrats would fade off into history. They have no principles other than calling everything hate and enabling class warfare.
So I do not expect Trump to the Promised Land.
That is up to you. If you continue to support the Congressmen and Senators you always have, then NOTHING changes.
Vote out Ryan for starters.
Vote against the rest of those that compromised us to where we are today. Even if they do not lose this election they need to be scared as hell that they will lose the next. And for Representatives, that is just 2 years and six months away.
Send a clear message. The frustration does not just rest ay 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Chances are, you have cast votes on more than one occasion to tax yourself via sales tax for education. traffic or other local projects. Chances are, you, like many others, felt it was just a penny here and there, and chances are you bought into the notion that others from outside your jurisdiction would also be paying the tax, which is a win-win for all but those outside of your community.
Cities in Fulton County are being held up at legislative gunpoint in Fulton County, Georgia, and if they do not play along with how the rules have been written by the State Legislature, their constituents will pay the price.
Cities within Fulton County (I live in Johns Creek) are required to either get on board with a Transportation Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) or run the risk of having the TSPLOST passed in the fall of 2016, and their jurisdictions be subject to the tax and receive nothing. Continue reading →