Yeah

Van Buren, AR

#21 Jul 18, 2012
Us is the other 85,997 citizens of Fort Smith.
Tongue Twister

Fort Smith, AR

#22 Jul 18, 2012
That is Funny wrote:
Joke-Your diatribe is in fact a joke. Keep criticizing the voting public and the poor as being incapable of understanding and changing. Nothing is further from the truth.
The misinformed and economically disadvantaged have the deck stacked against them. The is the outcome of oligarchial oppression by the likes of your "heroes".

Get real, man.
Heroes

Van Buren, AR

#23 Jul 18, 2012
Tongue Twister wrote:
<quoted text> The misinformed and economically disadvantaged have the deck stacked against them. The is the outcome of oligarchial oppression by the likes of your "heroes".
Get real, man.
Everyone has one vote from Warren Buffet to the man who draws SSI. Income is not a consideration. We have a fairly equal number of Democrats and Republicans in office. The economically disadvantaged definitely exercise their right to vote. Their is no deck stacked. What you describe as oppression is ludicrous. Many millions of people do not chase the almighty dollar. Their focus in life is a loving and committed relationship, a solid family, a good relationship with God and the like. They want to be at all of their children's events and go to the lake on Friday afternoon and return Sunday night. In other words, their focus is on living life and being happy. They only strive to earn enough money to pay their bills. It sounds as though you think a persons life is not complete unless they are rolling in the money. How ridiculous.
ridiculous

Fort Smith, AR

#24 Jul 18, 2012
heroes is pointing out why and how it is so easy for corrupt politicans to pick the pockets of the average person! thank you!

Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#25 Jul 18, 2012
Joke,
Your comments are very well taken. I would like to add, those raised with modest means, typically don’t have the safety net those considered in the “privileged” class have. How many children’s potential future is lost early in the race because of modest beginnings? Presently, our system shuts out those who may be the hardest workers because they don’t have a college degree, but rewards those who have the degrees and partied all the way through college but lack work habits. This eventually evolves into nothing more than crony capitalism, where there is no real production, just cronies helping other cronies and the market system, where hard work is rewarded is lost.
Stewie

Van Buren, AR

#26 Jul 18, 2012
Liberty13 wrote:
Joke,
Your comments are very well taken. I would like to add, those raised with modest means, typically don’t have the safety net those considered in the “privileged” class have. How many children’s potential future is lost early in the race because of modest beginnings? Presently, our system shuts out those who may be the hardest workers because they don’t have a college degree, but rewards those who have the degrees and partied all the way through college but lack work habits. This eventually evolves into nothing more than crony capitalism, where there is no real production, just cronies helping other cronies and the market system, where hard work is rewarded is lost.
You are so right Jack, college degrees are a waste of time and only those kids that chose to go to college partied. What a stupid comment.
Hmmm

Van Buren, AR

#27 Jul 18, 2012
Jack-
How ludicrous. Colleges accept you based on academic criteria, not based on your wealth. My brother and I were raised in a very poor but loving household. We both obtained partial academic scholarships, took out student loans which we repaid after we graduated and worked during our college years. We both received excellent educations, mine in state and his out of state. We are both very successful in our careers.

Our elementary teachers, at a couple of northside elementary schools, junior high teachers at Kimmons and high school teachers at Northside continually encouraged us.

Our college professors had no idea if our parents were worth $1 or $1 million dollars.

It is not a matter of wealth, it is a matter of wanting to and putting forth the necessary effort.

Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#28 Jul 18, 2012
"Stewie",
I should have been more clear, there are those who have good study or "work" habits and are good students.

Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#29 Jul 18, 2012
"Hmmm",
Which goes back to the original comment by "Joke", that doesn't mean all hard working folks make it out of poverty. That is all I'm saying. And good for you to going into education. I hope you have made a huge difference in your students lives.
worthless

Fort Smith, AR

#30 Jul 18, 2012
Heroes wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone has one vote from Warren Buffet to the man who draws SSI. Income is not a consideration. We have a fairly equal number of Democrats and Republicans in office. The economically disadvantaged definitely exercise their right to vote. Their is no deck stacked. What you describe as oppression is ludicrous. Many millions of people do not chase the almighty dollar. Their focus in life is a loving and committed relationship, a solid family, a good relationship with God and the like. They want to be at all of their children's events and go to the lake on Friday afternoon and return Sunday night. In other words, their focus is on living life and being happy. They only strive to earn enough money to pay their bills. It sounds as though you think a persons life is not complete unless they are rolling in the money. How ridiculous.
It may sound like that to you but money is not what completes life it is the lack of money which shortchanges your life.

Just because you are willing to settle for less perhaps because you think you are worth less in this world and you cop-out with "God still loves me", don't dictate your drivel to everyone else.
Heroes

Bentonville, AR

#31 Jul 18, 2012
worthless wrote:
<quoted text>It may sound like that to you but money is not what completes life it is the lack of money which shortchanges your life.
Just because you are willing to settle for less perhaps because you think you are worth less in this world and you cop-out with "God still loves me", don't dictate your drivel to everyone else.
Well, at least you admit that all you are concerned with is money and that the people of the world who focus on wife, children and faith are just suckers with a low self worth. If you had a good spouse, wonderful children or meaningful faith you would realize how foolish your comments are. I feel sad for whatever occurred in your life that jaded you so badly.
duty

United States

#32 Jul 29, 2012
every city director that voted to keep gosack as city administrator should be fired by the people while keeping in mind that it was kevin settle that was the main promoter of gosack while he was an ineffective assistant city administrator and just hung out at city hall while collecting almost 100 thousand dollars a year of taxpayer money and was looting the convention center! did kevin expect a piece of the pie? is he getting it?
money

Houston, TX

#33 Jul 29, 2012
even bums can be promoted and get paid the big bucks!
bums

Fort Smith, AR

#34 Sep 4, 2012
were you saying that gosack is a payroll burden bum on the taxpayers of fort smith and that settle is a bigger bum? think that gosack should have been fired!
scream

Fort Smith, AR

#35 Sep 4, 2012
the city of fort smith will never move forward as long as gosack is here! he is the problem, was the problem and will always be the problem!
GIANT RIP-OFF

Fort Smith, AR

#36 Sep 4, 2012
a family of 4 in fort smith must pay 11,076 dollars per year to pay for city services in fort smith. where in jonesboro the same 4 would only pay 3956 dollars. can you believe it?
mitch

United States

#37 Sep 4, 2012
GIANT RIP-OFF wrote:
a family of 4 in fort smith must pay 11,076 dollars per year to pay for city services in fort smith. where in jonesboro the same 4 would only pay 3956 dollars. can you believe it?
No, I dont believe it. Let's see the numbers that gave you that total for Fort Smith.
well mitch

Fort Smith, AR

#38 Sep 4, 2012
fort smith has 86,000 citizens and spends 221,500,000.00 taxpayer dollars per year and that comes to 2769.00 dollars per citizen. jonesboro has 70,000 citizens and spends 69,200,000.00 taxpayer dollars per year and that comes to 989.00 dollars per citizen. how does jonesboro get the job done for one third of the cost per citizen and still provide free sanitation services? fair question to ask?
well mitch

Fort Smith, AR

#39 Sep 4, 2012
one more thing mitch, all these numbers are available on the web-page for each city. city budgets and number of citizens---just do the math and you will be asking why too?
mitch

United States

#40 Sep 4, 2012
well mitch wrote:
fort smith has 86,000 citizens and spends 221,500,000.00 taxpayer dollars per year and that comes to 2769.00 dollars per citizen. jonesboro has 70,000 citizens and spends 69,200,000.00 taxpayer dollars per year and that comes to 989.00 dollars per citizen. how does jonesboro get the job done for one third of the cost per citizen and still provide free sanitation services? fair question to ask?
That makes about as much sense as comparing the cost of raising a chipmunk with the cost of raising a child.

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