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Monday, July 7, 2014

Stall tactics won't work with property tax reform

If you were a betting person, where would you put the odds of property tax relief actually happening this year? I am a betting man, and I'm will to go out on a limb and say it will happen this year. There is more support for reform now than there has been in the past decade, so we need our elected officials to get it done this year. In this week's rant I talk about how we all try to get out of doing things, like taking out the trash. This is one issue we should not let our state legislators get away with not doing. That is, if they want to be our state legislators next year.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Advice to graduates; wear sunscreen...and vote

There's a lot of good advice floating around for seniors just getting ready to either make their way in the world or make their way into college. In this week's rant I dispense what I believe to be some very sound advice, with one specific admonition...vote!

Monday, June 2, 2014

What's the difference between a pension plan and a Ponzi scheme?

As I wrote in my column, don't answer. It's a trick question. In this week's rant I talk, half jokingly, about the differences between a Ponzi scheme and our taxpayer funded state pensions in PA. Personally, I think we're all being hoodwinked. What do you think?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Now's the time to bring the property tax reform heat in PA

With the primary in our rear view mirror, it's time to start demanding answers from those who want to be elected, and from those already in office. When and how will property tax reform take shape? That's it. Nothing else. Not if, when. In my latest rant I'm sounding the bell. It's not personal. It's business. Let's take care of it now.

Monday, May 19, 2014

What do you fret about?

When you stop to think about it, there are very few of life's major events that we actually have control over. In this week's rant I talk a little bit about my daughter's graduation and the primary election. Two events that I have little control over, so my advice is pretty solid. I tell myself and anyone who will listen...don't fret about it.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Column took a backseat to daughter's graduation

I missed writing my column last week. It would have been in today's print edition as well, but I had bigger fish to fry. My daughter graduated from the University of Georgia last week. I know I make part of my living putting words to work, but I really can't think of any nouns, verbs or adjectives good enough to express how proud I am of my daughter. Since words are failing me at this particular time, which is highly unusual for me, as most of you know, I thought I would just post this photo and let it speak for itself.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I have a couple of reasons for voting, how about you?

While I would normally be all on board the property tax reform train when it comes to pounding the drums to get everyone out to vote in the upcoming primary, there's just one little catch this year. There's only one district on the state level that has a competitive race, and that's only on the Republican side of a House race. In this week's rant I look at the upcoming primary, and mostly at the fact that we're not going to make one bit of difference with our votes this time around.