Monthly Archives: February 2012

Debt Is The Worst Form Of Poverty

Founding fathers warned us of accumulated debt and of consequences which follow when undisciplined debt restricts sound policy decisions. Currently, our federal government owes $16 trillion with no plan of debt reduction.  In fact, plans are underway to borrow and … Continue reading

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Undoing The Mess

Here I sit – watching the 20th Presidential debate – and each candidate is challenging the other with nit picking punches – with just a smidgen of deception – which only reinforces our perception that we have a dysfunctional government … Continue reading

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County Had No Plans to Tax Hotels, Motels and RV Parks

It had been suggested by some City Council members that now is the time to propose a tax on motels, hotels and RV parks because the county had plans of their own to impose the tax. The Update asked County … Continue reading

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Random Thought

I could not help but laugh after reading the Governor’s press release on  funding for a Capitol Fitness Center. Years ago we were sold the presumption of a tobacco tax which would be distributed to the states as a punitive … Continue reading

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Poteau Police – Please Reconsider Your Unionization

It was encouraging to see that not everyone in the police department joined the union considering that public employee unions nearly always are nothing more than a tool to ensure job security, salary protection, decreased hours and benefits at taxpayer … Continue reading

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Will We End The Lunacy?

Mothers don’t always know what nutritional needs are best for their children with respect to packing a school lunch for the child’s school day. This week a North Carolina mother – believing she had packed a nutritious and palatable lunch … Continue reading

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Lesson of Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow has taught us much this past football season about ourselves and why we are prone to accept ridicule of faith as normal behavior and expression of faith in public as abnormal. Coffee shop and cafeteria talk has me … Continue reading

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Just Tax It – They Will Pay

There was much talk – both positive and negative – when the city made a decision to build a civic center, library and skate park.  Concerns were expressed by nay-say’ers that funding would not be adequate to sustain payment for … Continue reading

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