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Mr Big

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#42
Jun 22, 2013
 
Chef wrote:
<quoted text>Most "lay people" do not CARE about what goes on at city hall, as long as things appear to be going well...
As long as governments give hand outs, no one really cares what goes on. Same in Germany in early 30s and now in this country.
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#43
Jun 23, 2013
 
Chef wrote:
Budget is approximately $1m more than the city is bringing in. Difference being made up from cash reserve, rather than borrow the money. That's not a big deal, but you'll try to make it one.
where does this "cash reserve" come from if as you say , we operate 1 million dollars in debt ? not trying to "make it a big deal" ,but simply asking a question.
is that what you government types call it when someone ask a blunt question?
most citizens understand a balanced budget....we do it every day in our own personal finance. im curious ,of how many topix posters are 1 million dollars in debt?
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#44
Jun 23, 2013
 
Chef wrote:
<quoted text>Most "lay people" do not CARE about what goes on at city hall, as long as things appear to be going well. For most of my life I was one of the blissfully unaware. And if everything's going well, why should they care? Just keeping our own lives straight is hard enough. Folks get involved with local politics when an issue pops up that they really have an interest in. Then they run, or lend their support, to a candidate supporting or against that issue. It's not rocket science and even the dumbest among us can understand the process.
Oligarchy? In that "a few" people make the decisions, you could make an argument that it is. However, all of those decision makers are elected by the people, and can be replaced easily if they're not working for the people. That doesn't happen in an "oligarchy". If you have a problem there, they might well get rid of you! What we have is a democracy, in which you are free to be as involved as you care to be. Meanwhile -- Have you ever attended a city council meeting? Have you ever been involved in a political campaign? Or have you ever attempted to get something done through a voting referendum? I have been there, and it's a lot of work that you don't get paid for. But you do it because you care, and because the results are worth the effort. It's very easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize, and in our system of government, that's o.k. too. So enjoy, keep posting on Topix and see what gets done as a result. Or get out there get involved, and make a difference. Try THAT in an oligarchy!
I don't guess you as a local politician reads the news? it seems a few "people involved" got FU$ked by the irs. did they try to "get envolved " locally?
we need more people "sitting on the side lines" criticizing corruption , that is your constituents bumba$$.
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#45
Jun 23, 2013
 
think with me politician....lol
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#46
Jun 23, 2013
 
and yes I said bumbass instead of dumba$S , its my new term for politicians not concerned about debt. :)
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#47
Jun 23, 2013
 
Chef wrote:
<quoted text>Most "lay people" do not CARE about what goes on at city hall, as long as things appear to be going well. For most of my life I was one of the blissfully unaware. And if everything's going well, why should they care? Just keeping our own lives straight is hard enough. Folks get involved with local politics when an issue pops up that they really have an interest in. Then they run, or lend their support, to a candidate supporting or against that issue. It's not rocket science and even the dumbest among us can understand the process.
Oligarchy? In that "a few" people make the decisions, you could make an argument that it is. However, all of those decision makers are elected by the people, and can be replaced easily if they're not working for the people. That doesn't happen in an "oligarchy". If you have a problem there, they might well get rid of you! What we have is a democracy, in which you are free to be as involved as you care to be. Meanwhile -- Have you ever attended a city council meeting? Have you ever been involved in a political campaign? Or have you ever attempted to get something done through a voting referendum? I have been there, and it's a lot of work that you don't get paid for. But you do it because you care, and because the results are worth the effort. It's very easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize, and in our system of government, that's o.k. too. So enjoy, keep posting on Topix and see what gets done as a result. Or get out there get involved, and make a difference. Try THAT in an oligarchy!
I hope you understand , this has nothing to do with the mayor walker ,just your ignorant comments.
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#48
Jun 23, 2013
 
Chef wrote:
<quoted text>Most "lay people" do not CARE about what goes on at city hall, as long as things appear to be going well. For most of my life I was one of the blissfully unaware. And if everything's going well, why should they care? Just keeping our own lives straight is hard enough. Folks get involved with local politics when an issue pops up that they really have an interest in. Then they run, or lend their support, to a candidate supporting or against that issue. It's not rocket science and even the dumbest among us can understand the process.
Oligarchy? In that "a few" people make the decisions, you could make an argument that it is. However, all of those decision makers are elected by the people, and can be replaced easily if they're not working for the people. That doesn't happen in an "oligarchy". If you have a problem there, they might well get rid of you! What we have is a democracy, in which you are free to be as involved as you care to be. Meanwhile -- Have you ever attended a city council meeting? Have you ever been involved in a political campaign? Or have you ever attempted to get something done through a voting referendum? I have been there, and it's a lot of work that you don't get paid for. But you do it because you care, and because the results are worth the effort. It's very easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize, and in our system of government, that's o.k. too. So enjoy, keep posting on Topix and see what gets done as a result. Or get out there get involved, and make a difference. Try THAT in an oligarchy!
if you want me to run I will! why don't you understand the definition of an oligarchy? you sound like a bunch of old codgers to scared to speak a little truth ,to busy patronizing one another, while you decide our fate!
I bet I could live on a councilman's salary....if elected. do you know what that means??????#1 I have a balanced budget at home.#2 I have time to explain it to the average citizen day after day as a true blue collar citizen. is this something you guys are ready for? are you ready for me to step away from my "arm chair"?
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#49
Jun 23, 2013
 
its always some political bull$hit....."you don't understand how hard it is" . "you dont understand politics"......... I understand a few common sense values......why spend all of that money on a dumba$$ ballpark if we are 1 million dollars in debt?
bumbass ,I argue with people like "need a job " endlessly on here , while you as politicians spend more than enough money to subsidize her rent on a useless ballpark ,or moving the perfectly fine courthouse to another location.
either way, its nice spending other people money.:)
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#50
Jun 23, 2013
 
eventually cracker will be quite, but not until you get permission. sorry ,that is how things work.
Chef

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#51
Jun 24, 2013
 
believe a cracker wrote:
eventually cracker will be quite, but not until you get permission. sorry ,that is how things work.
"Quite" what? A "bumbass?" You must have been hell in a spelling bee.
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Jun 25, 2013
 

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<quoted text>"Quite" what? A "bumbass?" You must have been hell in a spelling bee.
quiet, are you happy!
its funny how you don't have much too say except for my one spelling error, and then begin with the name calling. people like you make me laugh.
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#53
Jun 25, 2013
 
Chef wrote:
<quoted text>"Quite" what? A "bumbass?" You must have been hell in a spelling bee.
I admire you for the way you stick up for a friend that cant defend himself . I am going to let this one die out of respect for the mayor, you can to. we can debate on other threads.
Chef

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#54
Jun 26, 2013
 
believe a cracker wrote:
<quoted text>I admire you for the way you stick up for a friend that cant defend himself . I am going to let this one die out of respect for the mayor, you can to. we can debate on other threads.
Amen.
DOMA

Vine Grove, KY

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#55
Jun 26, 2013
 
Chef wrote:
<quoted text>Amen.
Maybe you two can be more concerned about the Supreme Court's ruling today on the definition of marriage. Of course, Bill Clinton recently requested that the Supreme Court decide as they did today in spite of the fact he originally supported it. What a Christian man he is. Whatever the issue, I feel very strong about keeping my belief in alignment with what God has said. HE defined it in the first place.
Chef

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#56
Jul 31, 2013
 
DOMA wrote:
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Maybe you two can be more concerned about the Supreme Court's ruling today on the definition of marriage. Of course, Bill Clinton recently requested that the Supreme Court decide as they did today in spite of the fact he originally supported it. What a Christian man he is. Whatever the issue, I feel very strong about keeping my belief in alignment with what God has said. HE defined it in the first place.
This thread is not about DOMA. If you're so concerned, start another.

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