Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Fear, facts and transparency

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am

According to the news, the government has opted to release some 1,000 illegal aliens into the general population. They claim it is necessary due to the "sequestration" issue.

This appears to be an obvious move in order to discredit those who have attempted to rein in the undisciplined spending spree of the Obama administration. From credible sources, we hear that the 2.5 percent required reduction could easily be obtained from other sectors — ones that do not entail the negative impact on the safety of the public.

How could anyone get a better "bang for the bucks" than having felons roaming our streets? This because their opponents would not aid them in their lack of fiscal responsibility.

What next — reduce air traffic controllers or Border Patrol agents? "Scare tactics" are being used to propagate ideology.

Anyone who has ever worked with budgets is aware there are some features common to all:

1. Allocation of monies.

2. Some built-in "wiggle room."

3. The need to spend the entire amount each year because the following year it will be considered in your new budget.

Isn't it time we separated "fear" from "facts" and receive the transparency we were promised?

Richard Viall

Woodbridge

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

3 comments:

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 5:38 pm on Thu, Mar 7, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1185

    How is anyone supposed to take you seriously when he article you offer from the American Spectator begins with "The LAWLESS Obama administration..."? How is anyone with a working brain expected to read on unless they are void of intellectual capacity and simply believe the president is less than the upstanding citizen he is. He has a wonderful family, never been arrested, attends church and is well liked by those who know him. Only the strictest of partisan motivated yahoos or simply dumb racists will find fault with the president.

     
  • stan taves posted at 12:06 pm on Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

    Stan Taves Posts: 302

    If there is one argument to be made against bigger govt; it is that govt allows for the inefficient deployment of capital. Inefficiency (waste, fraud, and abuse) reduces productivity thus making everyone poorer -- everyone except for the bureaucrats, that is. Conversely, the efficient deployment of capital that occurs in the private sector is what allows for productivity or growth. The important thing, that seems to be lost on big govt liberals, is that productivity makes everyone richer -- including govt. The problem is that govt inherently rejects the idea that it must function in service to the private sector; It is the nature of the beast, but the beast will kill itself before it ever destroys our God given will for self-determination.

     
  • John Kindseth posted at 10:09 am on Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

    John Kindseth Posts: 228

    This is one of many helpful articles:

    http://spectator.org/archives/2013/03/04/the-sequester-amnesty

     

Recent Comments

Posted 3 hours ago by Jeff Hood.

article: Students’ behavior at dances raises con…

The Lodi Youth Commission also holds teen dances during the school year. These events have City staff and adult volunteers as chaperones to…

More...

Posted 4 hours ago by the old dog.

article: Letter: It is now time for honest change

J. Bobin, here is a refresher course on our government, the government and everything in DC has been bought, and a deal made for another de…

More...

Posted 4 hours ago by Andrew Liebich.

article: Letter: It is now time for honest change

"I taught Constitutional Law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now h…

More...

Posted 5 hours ago by the old dog.

article: Letter: Technical skills are often as i…

I agree, some if not all young people have the impression that they must go to college if they want to make something of themselves. I fo…

More...

Posted 6 hours ago by nth degree wise.

article: Letter: Liberal policies damage our ind…

OK Brian, you go first.

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 215

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists