There’s been so much going on lately it’s hard to choose which subject to post about. We’ll touch on a few that got our interest, and if we forgot yours, feel free to add it.
The bail-out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is in the news. Rumors now include bail-out of everything from just the two entities to credit card debt, car loans, and perhaps even student loans. Who knows how it will end up. The best thing to do would be to not bail anyone out. We say this because in the time the government wants to see this pass, nobody can check the businesses involved, and the money isn’t there. If Fannie and Freddie leadership did tweak the books to make them look better, they should be prosecuted not compensated.
We have to go with the no bail-out crowd. The economy could be better served by opening up drilling everywhere, and suspending capital gains taxes of large corporations. Why push alternative energy and employ 5 scientists in a lab, when allowing oil companies to drill would create a lot more jobs.
The very legislators pointing fingers are the ones who caused this mess in the first place. Get government out of business and big oil. They should also start passing meaningful legislation rather than taking the easy way out.
Caylee Anthony has been missing for around 14 weeks now, and the case is no closer to being resolved. With the release of 600 pages of testimony from the police, it is cerainly a well documented case. To read more about this, or see the documents go here. At the bottom of this page is a link to the information released. If Casey Anthony didn’t kill her daughter, she has sure milked her 15 minutes of fame.
Locally we have the pedestrian/bicycle bridge to Credit Island, and the Davenport Promise. After reading the paper about the bridge from Credit Island to South Concord Street, we were left with a few questions. We have to wonder the reason for such a bridge to be 32 feet wide in the center. With such a remote location, are there going to be security cameras aimed at the bridge? What if taggers get busy on the structure? How about the bangers? Are police going to patrol the bridge? What happens when it floods?
And the Davenport Promise. We have to wonder how they came up with an increase of 3,900 crimes if the Promise doesn’t come. That number also is the number of residents we’d lose without the program. Now the City can do without $8 million in it’s budget to fund this? Why does Davenport keep losing population? If there isn’t enough support for this program for private funding, how will it work with public funding? Wouldn’t a study on why people leave be more cost effective. Do the study, find out why people leave, then fix the problem. We don’t believe in these either/or programs. There would have to be more options.
That’s our rant, your comments are always welcome.