Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Government Charges Senior Citizens More for Medicare While Providing Free Care to Illegal Immigrants

At least one Representative understands why we shouldn't provide illegal aliens with free health care.

"Providing illegal aliens with free health care is an incentive for more illegals to come here," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., one of the louder voices today calling for tougher immigration policies. "Draining limited health-care funds to take care of illegal aliens and reimburse hospitals for their emergency care is ill-conceived and harmful to our own citizens. I will continue to oppose this kind of nonsense," he said in a statement last week.

The free care for illegal aliens comes at a time when American Citizens are being forced to pay a rate hike for Medicare. There is something wrong when hard working tax paying American Citizens are asked to pay more for their medical care while illegal aliens who do NOT pay taxes are getting free care.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Problems With Outsourcing

Reba in the Mississippi Press has an article on the problems with outsourcing. I couldn't agree more. I am so tired of calling customer service only to get someone I don't understand and who doesn't understand me. What should be a simple call that takes 5 minutes at most, often winds up being an hour long dialogue and a lesson in frustration.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Ocean Springs Officials Stink

The city of Ocean Springs' public officials refused to ban smoking in public places on the grounds that it might hurt the restaurant business.

Now those same officials want to add an additional tax on people who choose to dine out. I would love to dine in a smoke free environment, but they decided that the right of smokers to pollute our air was more important then the rights of non-smokers to breath clean air. To add insult to injury they want to charge me more money, I don't think so. If they pass this stupid dining tax I will merely start dining in adjacent cities. Maybe one of them will even do us the favor of banning smoking.

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Jackson County Voted NO to Casinos

Not only should the Choctaws have to adhere to the same rules as the other Gulf Coast casinos they shouldn't be allowed to put a casino is Jackson County period. We voted NO to casinos!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

State Legislators Strike it Rich From Closing Homeowner Grants

It appears the good ole boy system is alive and well.

The first sign of a lapse in ethics is that a couple of state legislators were allowed to win a contract to handle closing the homeowner grants. Sen. Tommy Robertson, R-Moss Point, and Rep. Jim Beckett, R-Bruce, created a company, Jackson County Land & Title, that won a deal that may gross more than $1.2 million from a $250 fee charged to homeowners getting a grant in Jackson and Harrison counties.

Robertson said Ben Stone, ethics commission vice chairman, did approve of the legislators bidding for the contract. Stone has been unavailable for comment. But it seems that Stone also has some ethical soul-searching to do. His law firm created the agreement that homeowners sign to get grant money. The Mississippi Development Authority hired Stone's firm, Balch and Bingham, according to Scott Hamilton, the authority's spokesman.

Private Property Destroyed by Sheriff

I find it frightening that a sheriff can come onto private property, destroy a citizen's property and then claim immunity.

What happened to due process?