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Updated on January 27, 2012 at 8:04 AM

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Re: “Jan Morgan says stuff

After reading these comments, I understand why Arkansas is the highest taxed State in the South. People do not understand government, they understand Communist Ideology and actually seem to believe that socialism works.

Socialism does work...until you run out of other people's money...Cuba...Venezuela...former Soviet Union. Asa & Beebe both drove up the size of government and the taxpayer burden. We are the least employer friendly state in the south. We have to bribe companies to come here.

Now we are raising the taxes on groceries when most states do not tax groceries. Many do not tax OTC drugs but Arkansas does.

Ever heard of downsizing government? Maybe that is what Jan Morgan, who you seem to enjoy ganging up on; is talking about. Maybe you should go listen to one of her talks and listen to whatever she is offering first hand. I plan to do just that. I doubt those of you who are closed minded have the courage to meet her before judging her.

I didn't read what any of you thought; point by point; on the positions on different policies and issues she holds. Prejudging candidates as opposed to an honest evaluation seems typical of the bloviators on this blog. Not real bright.

At least I bothered to look it up. I will question her respectfully when I meet her at one of her campaign stops.

Maybe most of you keyboard jocks are too lazy to investigate her so I'll give you a content link instead of an uninformed opinion link. Facts matter much more than opinions. Anyone can opine but not everyone can perform.

https://janmorganforgovernor.com/policy-pl…

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Posted by Ron Bartels on 01/10/2018 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Democratic life in the Third District, potential challenger for Womack

This candidate appears to be another do-gooder living off taxpayer money and grant money. That being the case, he knows far too little to represent a district where so many make their boot-strapped living by the sweat of their brows and careful money management of their own money, not that of others.

Grant money and taxpayer money never gets paid back. The money that successful entrepreneurs use, borrow and pay back come for being frugal.

Hypocritical Liberals Want Your Tax Dollars but Fight to Keep Theirs. We don't need one of them representing the 3rd Congressional District. Only people with a leech mentality (someone who sucks of other people's money that doesn't have to be paid back) would want such a tax and spender. Better to keep the creep we know rather than elect a different set of problems.

However, there is a candidate who would improve the district. His major drawback is that he is not a very good fund-raiser but if enough good fund-raisers can be found, he would be and excellent choice. Check him out. His name is Steve Isaacson.

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Posted by Ron Bartels on 05/07/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Democratic life in the Third District, potential challenger for Womack

This candidate appears to be another do-gooder living off taxpayer money and grant money. That being the case, he knows far too little to represent a district where so many make their boot-strapped living by the sweat of their brows and careful money management of their own money, not that of others.

Grant money and taxpayer money never gets paid back. The money that successful entrepreneurs use, borrow and pay back come for being frugal.

Hypocritical Liberals Want Your Tax Dollars but Fight to Keep Theirs. We don't need one of them representing the 3rd Congressional District. Only people with a leech mentality (someone who sucks of other people's money that doesn't have to be paid back) would want such a tax and spender. Better to keep the creep we know rather than elect a different set of problems.

However, there is a candidate who would improve the district. His major drawback is that he is not a very good fund-raiser but if enough good fund-raisers can be found, he would be and excellent choice. Check him out. His name is Steve Isaacson.

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Ron Bartels on 05/07/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Democratic life in the Third District, potential challenger for Womack

This candidate appears to be another do-gooder living off taxpayer money and grant money. That being the case, he knows far too little to represent a district where so many make their boot-strapped living by the sweat of their brows and careful money management of their own money, not that of others.

Grant money and taxpayer money never gets paid back. The money that successful entrepreneurs use, borrow and pay back come for being frugal.

Hypocritical Liberals Want Your Tax Dollars but Fight to Keep Theirs. We don't need one of them representing the 3rd Congressional District. Only people with a leech mentality (someone who sucks of other people's money that doesn't have to be paid back) would want such a tax and spender. Better to keep the creep we know rather than elect a different set of problems.

However, there is a candidate who would improve the district. His major drawback is that he is not a very good fund-raiser but if enough good fund-raisers can be found, he would be and excellent choice. Check him out. His name is Steve Isaacson.

5 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Ron Bartels on 05/07/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “ACLU says hot check court in Sherwood operates as illegal debtors' prison

This court is operating in violation of the cruel and unusual clause of the 8th amendment this judge and the public officials of the City of Sherwood have sworn to uphold.

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Posted by Ron Bartels on 08/26/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Is Hutchinson's line-item veto scheme legal?

The governor is an intelligent schemer, bent how funding the Insurance Companies (mainly BC/BS), the hospital management corporations and the primary claims processing company, mainly (HP).

He owes them for all the campaign contributions to him and his cronies in the Democratic Party and some of the Republican Party.

Big Government and Big Business comes first, illegal aliens come second (because neither he nor the legislature) can see fit to purge the rolls), while those who deserve coverage come in third and the taxpayers and small employers get screwed.

The legislation is packed with waste and needless bureaucracy while the administration design in cumbersome and sometimes conflicting rules.

The governor should fix these problems before he comes back to the legislature for the funding.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ron Bartels on 04/15/2016 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Donald Trump backs out of pledge, open to third party run

I have already quit the GOP and Joined the IAP. http://15SimplePrinciples.com. It is time to start over. The IAP (Independent American Party) are made up of constitutional originalists like Justice Scalia, which the Republican Establishment does not want. The IAP is looking for candidates for the 2018 season to run for county, state and national legislatures and we are looking for local county and state coordinators.

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Posted by Ron Bartels on 02/15/2016 at 4:13 PM

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