A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: After bankruptcy, California city experiments
with letting voters make budget decisions
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
After bankruptcy, California city experiments
with letting voters make budget decisions

Fox News, by Claudia Cowan

Original Article

Posted By:PChristopher, 11/13/2012 5:39:31 AM

A California city that recently emerged from bankruptcy is taking a new approach to budgeting -- this time, by asking voters how it should spend the taxpayers´ money. The question is being put to residents in Vallejo, Calif., a blue-collar port city of 116,000 people. Under a pilot program, Vallejo is using what is known as "participatory budgeting" to figure out where to spend a $3.2 million portion of Measure B, a city tax initiative approved last year. At public assemblies throughout the next few weeks, involved residents are brainstorming ideas -- from youth centers to after school programs

Comments:
So, you want to try a different means of fiscal suicide. You´d better worry about stabilizing your condition and dealing with essential services and infrastructure and forget about the You´f Centers. Don´t go to idiots for budgetary advice.

In my day, ´youth centers´ were called ´home´ and ´after school programs´ were called ´homework´. God forbid they should study instead of having a bracing game of Knockout.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/13/2012 7:02:39 AM     (No. 9010568)

Letting the taxpayers who foot the bill have budget input?? Congress better not hear about this. Could cause some trouble.s/o

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: laotzu, 11/13/2012 7:50:20 AM     (No. 9010660)

Hysterical. They decide to tax. Then they decide how to spend it. Anyone in California ever heard of a municipal budget?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: laotzu, 11/13/2012 7:55:09 AM     (No. 9010671)

"When you give people a chance to meaningfully participate and actually solve problems, they really step up, and they really make great decisions," Browne said.

No, when you give Californians (i.e. Dems) the chance, they vote for more free stuff.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: spahrkl, 11/13/2012 8:15:15 AM     (No. 9010730)

Don´t you see, if the decision is made by the public, who is there to blame when an unsuccessful plan fails? Not the elected.
No, the public. Pretty smart, don´t you think.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/13/2012 8:56:24 AM     (No. 9010836)

If the people paid the taxes, why shouldn´t they vote on what they want the money spent on? If they decide on frivolous stuff and their houses burn for lack of a fire department, they´ll learn a lesson the hard way. Maybe they´ll be better citizens then.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/13/2012 9:06:06 AM     (No. 9010863)

Now we go from NIMBY (not in my back yard) to IMBY (in my back yard)...this will result in everyone voting for the project that directly impacts them, i.e. CHAOS!

Isn´t it better to let the crooked politicians screw everyone and do the projects that buy them the most political power? What are these idiots thinking? ...this with a major /S

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/13/2012 10:30:42 AM     (No. 9011147)

I thought that´s the purpose of a "representative" form of government?

The company I work for does this all the time. The executives make all kinds of money and massive bonuses to be the smartest people on earth, but won´t make decisions. Instead, they "empower" employees to make the tough decisions leaders should make, and then, if something goes wrong, they can blame someone else for the mistake.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 711781




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "PChristopher"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "PChristopher"



Names of six jurors who acquitted
George Zimmerman made public
Orlando Sentinel [FL], by Jeff Weiner & Rene Stutzman    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 4/4/2014 2:32:22 AM     Post Reply
The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors´ identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21. Zimmerman´s defense asked the judge in June to keep the names secret until six months after the verdict. (Snip) Attempts to reach the jurors by phone and in-person Thursday were unsuccessful.

Immigration Doesn’t Have
the Votes Yet, Ryan Says
Roll Call, by Daniel Newhauser    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/13/2014 7:41:50 AM     Post Reply
House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan told his local newspaper that Republican leaders do not have the votes yet to pass a rewrite of the nation’s immigration system. “We don’t have the votes right now,” the Wisconsin Republican told his local newspaper, the Janesville Gazette, in an interview Monday. “Right now, we’re working hard to find where that consensus lies.” Ryan said both the right and left are holding up an overhaul.

Support Denied
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/12/2014 5:36:31 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi last year. (Snip) According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the attack helicopters were urgently needed for Cairo’s fight in the Sinai against a new al Qaeda-linked terrorist group

OH NO! Obama may have to cut third vacation
THIS YEAR short because of Ukraine
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/7/2014 12:26:56 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama, his wife and the first daughters may have to cut their latest vacation short because of Russia’s meddling in Ukraine. The Obama family’s current plan for the weekend is to escape the cold, snowy doldrums of Washington, D.C. for some rest and relaxation in sunny Key Largo, Fla., reports the Daily Mail. However, despite Obama’s earnest invocations of international law, pro-Russian forces and the Russian government are making swift military and political moves in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Consequently, the Key Largo holiday could be in peril. “It is possible the president may return to the White House

   

 

B-G1


 
Poll: New York not thrilled
with Mayor de Blasio
Associated Press, by Jonathan Lemire    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/7/2014 9:29:07 AM     Post Reply
Only 39 percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio´s has done a "good" or "excellent" job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a poll released Thursday. More than half of the voters polled rated his performance "fair" or "poor," according to the Marist College/The Wall Street Journal/WNBC poll. Just ten percent of voters gave de Blasio the highest "excellent" mark while 29 percent categorized his performance as good. De Blasio, the city´s first Democratic mayor in 20 years, took office January 1

Cop-killer case sinks
Obama Justice nominee
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/6/2014 7:12:29 AM     Post Reply
Senators blocked President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division Wednesday in a bipartisan filibuster, with opponents saying his history defending a convicted cop-killer in the Supreme Court made him a poor choice. The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as an attorney for the NAACP backed appeals by former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, is a major blow to Mr. Obama. Democrats changed the rules last year to overcome filibusters with just 50 votes, but Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn’t even muster all of his own troops Wednesday.

Obama to Russia: There
Will Be ´Costs´ for Ukraine
Associated Press, by Julie Pace    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/1/2014 7:27:49 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is warning Russia "there will be costs" for any military maneuvers it launches in Ukraine, a move U.S. and Ukrainian officials say they believe to be already underway. Officials say Obama may retaliate by canceling a trip to Russia this summer for an international summit and could also cut off trade discussions with Moscow. But it´s unclear whether those moves will have any impact on Russia´s calculus in Ukraine, which is at the center of what many see as a tug of war between East and West. "Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing," Obama declared Friday



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

47 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

40 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

39 replie(s)
Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

38 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

35 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

33 replie(s)
Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

30 replie(s)
Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

   

 



 
   

Post Reply   Close thread 711781





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~