The recent scandalous activities uncovered in the city of Bell should sound an alarm for us all. Four of the five members of the Bell City Council - which includes the mayor - and city manager concocted a deceptive scheme to reward themselves with extravagant salaries, loans from the city and other secret benefits at taxpayer expense.
My wife and I are the proud doggie-parents of a now 7-month-old silver miniature schnauzer named Kiki. Kiki is fun, lovable, adores constant human contact and is a joy despite her annoying habit of howling when either my wife or I are talking on the phone.
Good government is that which is executed by thoughtful, mature, consensus builders who mobilize public and political sentiment to act in a meaningful way to safeguard and support our well-being and prosperity.
April 06, 2010|
To all of you I wish a very healthy, happy, prosperous new year. 2009 was clearly a year of political change, but there were no dramatic upheavals or surprises, just a president doing what he said he would do.
January 12, 2010|
While most Californians are focused on trying to emerge from very challenging economic times, and most Californians are looking for ways to rescue government operations through innovation, expense reductions and new ideas, California Republican legislators are still entrenched in ideological warfare.
Despite his campaign promises of fiscal accountability and supporting smaller government, I know many of you are quite disturbed that President Barack Obama has promoted the greatest increase in government spending in human history.