September 16, 2010 - The newly elected Blount County Commission had their first meeting on September 16th. Now that we have 20* (21?) fiscally conservative Republicans, we can finally get some progress on tackling our debt, right? Not so fast. One of the first things these "fiscally conservatives" did was to increase the budget by $42,000 for a parking lot for the sheriff. Folks, Blount County is already $250 million in debt with a $60 million balloon payment due in June of 2011. What do you think about your commissioner now?
*Jim Folts and Peggy Lambert were not in attendance
September 15, 2010 - Christie O'Donnell wins primary. Christine O'Donnell is a Republican candidate for Congress from Delaware. Her victory over an established Republican incumbent has got a lot of people paying attention. Agree with her or not, she has some status-quo folks nervous.
This goes in hand with a recent survey which showed that 58% of Americans favor supporting a third party. After all the damage Republicans and Democrats have done to our country, do you blame them?
September 17, 2010 - The UN wants more money. From the article, "A group of 60 nations will meet next week at the United Nations to push for a tax on foreign currency transactions as a way to generate revenue to meet global poverty-reduction goals, including 'climate change' mitigation."
The US already sends billions of taxpayer dollars to other countries in the form of foreign aid. I guess this isn't enough for the UN...or could it be that they just want control?
September 17, 2010 - Fluoride costs too much money! A small town in Alabama has decided it could save $50,000/year by not adding fluoride to its drinking water. So not only will the residents be healthier, they'll be wealthier too! What a concept!!