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Re: “Troubles mount for Sen. Jake Files. Maybe others, too

Surplus money? LMAO There is no such thing if you look at the real bottom line. Add it up. It's right online for all to see. The State is a net borrower of money even with the so-called balanced budget we have in this state. It is an accounting trick to be sure. It's also intended to be a dirty little secret that is semi-public at best.
If things went to Hell in a hand basket, this State would go under in a New York nano-second. And I submit that you wouldn't have to go all the way to Hell to get the catastrophe accomplished!
Max is right. The GIF money has been a slush fund for a long long time. It needs to go. And the Guv need not control all the so-called surplus either. What is the difference if the Ledge members or the Guv hands out the money? None! It leads to corrupting behavior. The Guv should have an emergency fund, for AN EMERGENCY!
Some people might argue political patronage. Hogwash. Greed is greed is greed. That money belongs to the people of this great State. Not the politicians. If your gonna spend money, do it in the light of day and not in a backroom office of a construction company.

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Posted by Greg Deckelman on 08/22/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Rutledge faults campaign spending initiative UPDATE

`1) Regnat Populus did not sell out. RP was not out to make a name for itself in originally proposing meaningful ethics reform in 2012. It was and IS the right thing to do plain and simple! By doing what RP did, which was try to give the Ledge "the win" on proposing meaningful ethics reform to the people, they (RP) exposed an important fact for ALL to remember in the future. That being that greed is still greed, whether the GOP or the DEM's are in power. The wording for the ethics portion of the amendment was word for word good. The term limits and pay issues were all..... the Ledge's doing. So where is the discrediting of RP?
The fact that the lobbyist have found a "loophole" to keep feeding the pigs at the trough, should only serve to exposed the corruption - I think it will - provided that the Ledge does not keep cutting the funding for the ethics commission to do the much needed work of exposing the greedy people in government that we all.... know are there.
2) The national groups and diverse organizations who are getting on-board with RP recognize a good thing when they see it.
3) Jake da Snake: Lawyers will be Lawyers ya know...
4) How many of you reading this have had a good idea to fix a law or a situation with your government? You too can do it. Get involved and just see what it takes to do all of this. It is no easy task! Walk a mile in someone's shoes and then....... sit back in the easy-chair with a laptop and act like the armchair wanna-be activist.

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Posted by Greg Deckelman on 05/28/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “CIA misled White House, Congress about brutality

Let's see: we spy on citizens like the former East Germans did. We torture like they did. We have propaganda machines that pose as news media like they had. We are building walls on our border like they did. We deny everything like they did, until we get caught, at which time we put it a secret report to never supposedly never see the light of day. We have corruption like they did at the highest levels, with no end in sight.
Hmmmm shall I go on?
Should we start calling this country "The United States of East Germany"?

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Posted by Greg Deckelman on 12/09/2014 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Another NFIB candidate, Andy Davis, flunks rating by one small business

There is a third choice in the race. Libertarian Greg Deckelman.
A centrist who wants to bring sound policy to the district with our drinking water in it.
Ask yourself why the guy representing the watershed district is polluting at all?

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Posted by Greg Deckelman on 10/30/2014 at 6:45 PM

Re: “TGI FFA Open Line

Where's the friggin' podcast for this week? This lack of info is making me enter a 12 step program!

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Posted by Greg Deckelman on 06/08/2013 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Proposed changes weaken Lake Maumelle watershed rules

I got a plan. How bout making a list of all the people who think that the proposed development of the watershed area is a good idea. Those people who see no harm that will come to the lake.Take that list of people and make them sign over a lean on everything they currently own and everything they purchase for the next 50 years. This said list of their stuff to be put in escrow, to pay for a new water supply if needed.
In other words, put YOUR money where YOUR mouth is and not OUR (the taxpayers against this) tax money where YOUR mouth is!! Why should we, the other taxpayers, pay for your short sided ideas? How many hundreds of millions of dollars would it cost for a new water supply if the lake is ruined?
BTW... this list should include Deltic Timber Co., since they are pushing the "land use"

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Posted by Greg Deckelman on 12/13/2012 at 1:17 AM

Re: “Quotable: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr looking out for corporations

Does Lt. Gov. Darr know that Federal law prohibits such direct to the candidate contributions? Wonder why it is that way? Maybe because of the undue influence that big money brings perhaps? The gall of some people in office is amazing!! I sure hope he leaves office one way or another soon. The sooner the better. Arkansas deserves better than this guy for elected office!!

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Posted by Greg Deckelman on 06/18/2012 at 4:10 PM

 

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