Archive for June, 2011

Families Are What Makes America Great

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

ORDINARY FAMILIES ARE WHAT MAKES THIS COUNTRY GREAT

Next Monday is July 4th 2011, Independence Day. These United States declared our independence from England on July 4th, 1776. It was a great day for our founders and a great day for freedom.

Now 235 years later we find that freedom is under attack from many (more…)

What Is The Job of Government?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

 What is the job of government? In November 2012, we will have an election that may determine what people want and expect government to do.

However, in October 2011, we will have a City of Memphis election which will determine this question for local government here in Memphis.

I contend that taxpaying citizens should expect local government to do the (more…)

Real Change at the City of Memphis

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Many people are confused as to what happened last night at the Memphis City Council meeting. I must admit that it is a little confusing but here is a (more…)

Taxpayers Need A Voice

Monday, June 20th, 2011

I am a fourth generation Memphian, and I love this city. My brother and I ran a manufacturing business here for 40 years, employing up to 60 people. I spent most of my life building the business and helping raise four children. I served six years on the Memphis Light Gas and Water Board, so (more…)

Comparison Between MLGW Aetna Plan and Memphis Premier Plan

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I will readily admit that I am not an expert on health care plans, their costs and benefits. So please help me out and explain to me why the MLGW best family plan (Aetna HMO Plan) costs $27,176.40 per year and the City of Memphis Premier family plan costs $12,149.60 per year.  The MLGW (more…)

Shelby County Pension Reform

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Yesterday was a good day for the future of Shelby County. The Shelby County Commission (see attached CA article) did the right thing by approving a new Plan D pension plan for future employees. The vote was 7 to 4.

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Crunch Time For Reforms Is Here

Monday, June 6th, 2011

There are needed proposals for reform in City and County government which, if enacted, will go a long way to securing the economic future of our City and County. We have had years of poor leadership at the City of Memphis which has resulted in a poor financial condition. Shelby County is (more…)

Finally A Real Reform Plan For Memphis

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Congratulations to City Councilman Kemp Conrad for thinking through and presenting a real reform plan to save the City of Memphis for now and the future. Yesterday he presented to the City Council and the news media the facts on the financial condition of Memphis and a real and fair plan to put Memphis on a (more…)