Sep 21, 2007
Baruch HaShem Profile
If the Democratic Party really wants to win this race, they would select Senator Clinton as the VP candidate on the ticket. This would be an unbeatable ticket, there has been no Presidential Ticket in the history of our Nation "Under God" with such financial influence, power or stronger liberal values then these two combine. I do not agree with the Democratic policies or there views, and therefore I am not a Democrat. At the same time I am not really a Republican either, but I am a strong conservative and a believer in the morals and ethics provided by the (Bible). It is not gray and white, its our owners manual and too many of us, ignore this fact, including some ministers of the faith. The only good thing that might come out of this ticket, and the Democrats winning will be that we will all be in the same boat, a sinking boat. This change that is being promise and promoted must be paid for somehow, and guess how, all taxpayers, including the working class, because all of the entitlements and special tax breaks for the low income and special interests, cannot be supported by taxing only the rich, corporations, or CEO's. Remember the Roman Empire...God Bless America. (Jun 4, 2008 | post #42)
I read a really interesting article about the cost of public transportation and the share that users are paying. According to the article, not one public transportation department is being funded as an appropriate percentage by the user fee or charge. According to the article, there is not one public transportation service in the state of Michigan charging more then a ten percent user fee, now why should the state and federal government pay more then 90% for local transportation. Can you guess how they pay for this service, now I am not against local or public transportation, in fact I am a strong supporter of it. I am just saying that the user fee should be higher because each and every independent public transportation service offers there own contract with the employees. This includes Health Care, and other benefits according to the contract, so why should the state or federal be responsible for local decisions. (NOT), this should be supported by the user fee and therefore making the local public transportation system more financial accountable to the people. Sounds fair to me, so if budgets need to be reviewed due to the economy, lets start with the user fee, a twenty percent fee based on local public transportation cost is more then logical or fair. It is financially sound and responsible. God Bless America. (Jun 4, 2008 | post #7)
Every municipality in this state is facing some form of a budget crisis, the question is where and how much to cut. There is only a few departments that might be able to be reduce without effecting some form of public service. A budget the size of Grand Rapids would provide the opportunity to reduce across the board, in turn effecting every department and there budget and saving at least in some perspective some programs. Commissioner Jim Jendrasiak has the right idea, however there seem to be some special interest affecting the commissioners willingness to do such. Grand Rapids is not alone, I am certain that things will not improve for at least another five or possibly eight years here in Michigan. Now since it looks like we will have a Democratic President and a Vice President Clinton my optimism and vision for the whole country is not very promising. At least we will all be in the same boat, a sinking boat. Remember the Roman Empire, God Bless America. (Jun 3, 2008 | post #2)
I will agree it is a bad day for any person that lose his or her job, it does not matter if your in a Union or not, Michigan has been feeling the blunt of a poor economy for years and Michigan will continue to feel the blunt for at least four or maybe six more years. The good jobs are history and gone, we all must realize that fact. Today we have at least two choices, continuing education for a better position, or to move out of the state. The whole country has a long way too go, it will not end next month or next year. The big three power is gone, and the power of the Union is limited. It is now time for people to become self-reliant, independent and more determine in a world that the numbers are against us. This once greatest Nation Under God is changing and not for the good, from once being a strong capitalistic country with determination, strength and American Values, to a entitlement Socialistic country where ethics and/or moral values are a personal choice and the Bible is gray and white. Where even a few Christian ministers and Political Leaders fail to understand or to appreciate our Christian Heritage. Yes my friend, we are Changing and it is not for the best. I guess the good news will be, that we all will be in the same boat, a sinking boat. Remember the Roman Empire, God Bless the United States of America because we all will need it. Once Senator Obama becomes President and Clinton is the Vice President this country has determine its fatal fate and its final blow to self destruction. (Jun 3, 2008 | post #8)
I would hope that the company will contact all of the local municipalities in Ottawa County and have the all Councils agree to signing Resolutions in support. I know that I will personally help to support this fight, it is well worth it, nothing is more important then our Children. God Bless the United States. (Jun 2, 2008 | post #1)
Watch for an Obama & Clinton ticket this year and soon, this will be an unbeatable ticket and the END to our greatest Nation Under God. For the next four years, entitlements will increase and so will taxes for the average working class. Because the programs and entitlements that Senator Obama is promising everyone and every special interests must be paid for somehow. Cuts in the military, and increases in the taxes of the rich will not be enough to support National Health Insurance and financial bail out for all failed Mortgages. So the working class will be paying higher taxes, there is no way around it. Remember the Roman Empire and God Bless the United States of America because we are in the beginning of the END. The only good thing about this, is we will all be in the same boat. (Jun 2, 2008 | post #1)
The Democratic Committee does not respect Michigan and does not respect the votes of the people living in this state. There action sets a precedent and is descrimitory because it values the votes of one individual as a half vote. It also recognizes Senator Obama who choose not to campaign in our state and gave the Senator representation that he does not deserve or earned. Now the Senator is on a make-up campaign in Michigan to strengthen his political goals. Senator Obama does not care about Michigan, he is only interested in obtaining the political clout and power that he needs to win. This Senator will do more harm to our economy, to our Military, to our Christian Values and the American Way of Life then any combination of, or any past President. Every American, and every average working American should be highly aware and alerted to the Senators ideas, and visions for his America. It is not the Christian Capitalistism tradition that this country has been successful with for over the last two centuries. It is pure Socialism and anti-American. Every American should be awaken and very alarmed, when it sounds to good to be true it usually is, and as a Veteran, as a average American, as a retired working class, I am extremely concern and even worried. This is for a Change, but it is not the right Change or in the right direction, it is the beginning of the end of what we once called the greatest nation. Remember the Roman Empire and God Bless the United States of America because we all will need it. Once you all wake up from your dreams and the lies, it will be too late. (Jun 2, 2008 | post #13)
Again, I must and will state that Senator Obama will be a worse case scenario for the United States of America if he is elected as President. Senator Obama promises every person and every special interest group something, and if you listen to any of his discussions or plans for the economy you will see that he is planning to stop every tax break that the Bush administration has provided for the working successful individual. Not to mention the increases in almost every entitlement programs you can imagine. Along with National Health Insurance, increases in Social Security programs and a bail out program for almost all failed Mortgages. Now how do you think he will pay for all of this, by increasing the taxes of the rich, and that total amount is not enough to cover it all. So the average working class, yes the average working class must be taxed at a higher rate to pay for all of Senator Obama's liberal plans. His administration will break the government and our system, the good news is, we all will be in the same boat, including the so called rich. Why do you think, Senator Obama does not have a 401-k, or a retirement plan because he does not need it, and he will increase the capital tax to where it harms the stock system. It will get even worse, remember the Roman Empire. Oh well, God Bless America. (Jun 1, 2008 | post #4)
Why not, most of us Michiganders will be leaving this state because of the economy so the local businesses can have it. Good Luck, and God Bless America. (Jun 1, 2008 | post #8)
Way to go, really proud of him and his family, I wonder how many ways can he spell By-By Michigan once he is done with his schooling. If Michigan does not wake up soon and start to turn our local economy around, we will continue to loose bright students like Sidharth Chand. Again congratulation. God Bless America. (May 30, 2008 | post #10)
Money, Money, Money and Me, Me, Me, and Union. It all goes together, it is wake up time for the American Life Style and our excessive use and ignorance of natural resources. I really hate to see this change in our nation and our way of life, it was a special time and a special experience with the big three and our relationship with the big automobiles. We are all too blame, it is a shame that our children will not experience the quality and the way of life we had. America is changing and it is NOT FOR THE GOOD, Socially or Economically, the Middle Class life is dying and our Social Values are no longer treasured or identified. We do need a change today and it is not the one that is being promoted politically. Marriage, is what? Until we all realize that the foundation and history of this once great country was founded under Christian Values and hard determination of proud individuals. We will all continue to experience this drastic negative effect on our way of life. The Good Book(Bible)is called that for a reason, and it is black and white, not gray and does not compromise values, does anyone remember the Roman Empire, God Bless America. (May 30, 2008 | post #9)
When the State of Michigan breaks promises that were made to municipalities over the years regarding Revenue Sharing. Then in some cases it is necessary for the local municipalities to cut or even to raise taxes to keep the same service. When Revenue Sharing was first provided to local governments, it was like extra income that should have never been included as such. Municipalities across the State of Michigan should have used it or view it as grant monies, so that it would never be considered as steady income. Mayors and others should have realized who were giving them the money, our Representatives in Lansing and do we trust politicians? So yes, the blame can start at home, but the State of Michigan did promise that they were not going to touch Revenue Sharing again this budget year. So the taxpayer will see it both, increases in local taxes and possibly in State Taxes. I say Enough is Enough, and no more taxes at all, the average American Blue Collar worker is bleeding, and if we bleed then the State will never recover. Remember Lansing it is the small business owners and the municipalities that will pull this state out of it downward spiral and not big corporations or companies. The time of the big three is over, no more games and no more new programs, gov. God Bless America. (May 27, 2008 | post #8)
One good deed deserves another, catch him on fire for a second or two and see if he likes it. Oops, sorry if we did that we would have too take care of him with full medical and benefits. God Bless America. (May 27, 2008 | post #10)
Just could be, he is one of those people that are suing happy, I was thinking of the same thing, liability and how people enjoy to sue over the simplest things. We never hold our-self too blame, it is always the other guy. Look at the run away high cost of health coverage for Dr., its not because of the lack of consumers, its liability. Way too many people are pessimistic today, its a mind set and the media is pushing it. I know this State and the Country is in big trouble and we all our too blame. Remember the Roman Empire. God Bless America. (May 27, 2008 | post #33)
I agree with you 100 percent, now with it almost being a certainty, we will have a Democratic President for the next four years at least, the Democrats will continue to blame the Bush administration for our problems the next twelve years, just wait and see. Oh before I close, you just watch and see if you do not see a Obama & Clinton ticket. It would be unbeatable with all that money and liberalism. God Bless America. (May 27, 2008 | post #20)
Q & A with Baruch HaShem
God Bless America
I Belong To:
American Legion, Republican Party
When I'm Not on Topix:
Read My Forum Posts Because:
Stright sincere American Values, Christian morals
I'm Listening To:
50's and 60's Rock & Roll
Read This Book:
The Truth About Islam, Lon R.
Politics and a good book.
On My Mind:
The lost of America Christian Values and the affect it has on our young people. We have lost our foundation and respect for our country "Under God".
I Believe In:
Good Old Christian Values and America.