Yes, I agree with the person above. I've never seen a minister GIVE away their materials but if you look at his website you will find it ALL, and I do mean ALL for free. Also if you own a ROKU you can get everything on his channel that is also ALL FOR FREE. This is one of the most upstanding ministers I have ever seen and he speaks the truth. He has ministered to me in the area of healing for a life threatening issue and I am so much better after just 3 weeks of applying his principles to my life. You shouldn't post stuff like this about people like him. He speaks the truth and cares for others. He's human so he's not perfect, but God has blessed his life and if you don't like that part, you'll have to take it up with GOD.
Pam, "Those who supported the Community Focus Fund" is a different subject. I don't think those funds were touched.
Now again with income limits to be eligible for farm programs. How are all of the billionaires that your talking about accessing these programs? By the way the income limit is much less than a billion dollars.
Without government programs many farmers would go broke. Production would be scaled back. Prices would rise. At that point it would not make sense to raise a crop at a loss. In a free market it would no longer be sensible to grow crops at a loss. Could you make money growing corn at the projected $4.00 corn this year?
I said nothing about unemployment insurance. The only insurance I referenced was crop insurance. Food stamps have nothing to do with excess food, and has nothing to do with insurance. Food stamps are tax money taken from some to give to others. Money the tax payer earned. A reduction in food stamps will not cause less demand for food, people will still eat. And no all our food will not come from Mexico. We have the best farmers and ranchers in the world, and that will never change.
"Put the mayor in charge of Utilities".... YIKES, no way!!! In that case, maybe Denver isn't a great role model after all. It wouldn't work with our Mayor for sure. Nobody that wins a political popularity contest is likely to have the experience or skill necessary to be in charge of a large, four service Municipal Utility like we have, in the way that Bach likes to be "in charge". The lack of respect or cooperation some perceive between Bach and the Council is an exercise of balance of power and Council's unwillingness to be bullied, in most cases. I say, bravo to that!
20 years might just be enough time for the city to talk to its citizens and come up with a PLAN - since it is clear they struggle with this.
The costs of natural gas are widely variable - thus it might be best to stick with coal for the replacement plant so that the city can make the least expensive choice of fuel for the ratepayer.
A cut in food stamps means a cut in demand for food means a fall in food prices. The new farm bill will not, I believe (correct me if I am wrong), raise subsidy levels for farmers, which means eventually farm income will decline. At that point farmers will ask for (or demand) higher subsidies or expansion of the food stamp program or both.
My guess is that the so-called "job creators" and their servants in the government are planning to stick it to farmers, like they did to workers, and will reduce subsidies instead, but slowly, over time, so that the bankrupt farmers do not all hit the labor market all at once. Within a decade or two all our food will come from Mexico, just as today all our manufactured goods come from China.
Displaced American farmers will not get food stamps.
There are so many things wrong with your analysis, Colorado Rancher, it is hard to decide where to begin to correct them.
You write, "The programs are a government ploy to keep food prices low." On the contrary, the program is designed to keep food prices artificially high, and by "artificially" I mean higher than the prices would be in a truly free market.
You write, "Without the programs food prices would raise [sic] to the level that they need to be at in order for a farmer to make a living." Without federal support food prices would fall, farmers would not be able to make a living and most would go bust.
Your most telling comment is, "Many years it doesnt pay to raise a crop, due to weather or price. That is what the programs and insurance are for." For many years now American jobs have been exported to China to take advantage of their enormous supply of slave labor. To paraphrase you, that is what food stamp programs and unemployment insurance is for. The food these "insured" workers consume is not "bread from our neighbors table," as you so sentimentally put it, but excess production that would otherwise be plowed under or destroyed.
So, you begrudge working families access to "programs and insurance" similar to those you enjoy because they might get to eat some food that would have been thrown away anyway.
TejonTech provides a laundry list of traits desireable in cadets (a strong sense of right and wrong, who have natural leadership abilities, whose parents did the sort of developmental work that is ingrained more than learned), and then gives an eloquent defense of subjecting cadets who possess those traits (and just happen to be LGBQ) to friendly fire. The irony is utterly lost on him, in that those who "that could care less about how they feel, and only want to kill them" are people like Rosebush's former employers and like-minded Christian conservatives.
There is a natural enemy.
That little food stamp flower does consume 80 percent of the funds in the farm bill.
By the way that little food stamp flower makes up 80% of the farm bill. Farm bill is a misnomer.
I see this move by the council to be a good one - a city run enterprise should not be in the business of using ratepayer funds for anything other than operations and maintenance.
"...mandated to buy health insurance are not complaining about having to pay for homeowner's insurance, auto insurance, etc."
The government does not require mortgage insurance, home owner insurance, or any other property insurance. The mortgager does as a condition of a loan. If you pay cash, you have the freedom to be stupid and not insure your investment.
You are not required to carry comprehensive insurance on your car. The finance company requires it as a condition of the loan. If your house or vehicle is owned outright, you do not have to insure it.
Liability insurance IS required to insure that one person's stupid or negligent act is at least somewhat covered. Yet, how many people are not responsible enough to carry liability insurance?
Obamacare is an ill conceived, government mandated intrusion in to my life. I have provided for my family's healthcare, and they now provide for themselves.
It's called personal responsibility.
Exactly right Colorado Rancher.
It is amusing to me that liberals all have those little Darwin fish on their cars as a sign of their rejection of Christianity...and then when we get a chance to let survival of the fitness take its course, they reach their hands into our pockets to fund cutting the process short and prevent the gene pool from improving by natural selection.
Here's some info from http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=9196 on the sports arena/stadium that UCCS is planning to build:
“Our current priority in the north [parcel] is a high altitude track and soccer stadium,” Wood said. “In addition to our own athletic teams using this facility, it would have disabled access that would allow wounded warriors and Paralympians to use the facility for training and would also provide valuable research information.” According to Wood, such a partnership would allow the faculty from the sports medicine and sports science facility to research the training methods and nutrition of the athletes. The north parcel will also include an indoor sports field house, and a 3,000-5,000-seat arena that will hosts public events including UCCS athletics, community events and concerts."
A stadium/events center on the UCCS campus appears to me to be an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. Building a $92M sports arena/events center located downtown is redundant. The lure of $53M of tax rebates over 30 years has turned mayor Bach from a fiscal conservative to a spendaholic - of other people's money.
"City of Champions"??? The only champions will be Bach and his rich friends. None of this will bring in more tourists. Some that come to this town may visit one of these projects but who will go out of there way to see a stadium with no team, a new welcome center for the Air Force, a museum full of athletes you likely never heard of that play sports you do not follow and a sports medical center. I really enjoy watching the Olympics but if you doubt what I say, can you name the gold medal winners, in the last summer Olympics, for Archery, Fencing, Handball or Water Polo? The Olympics have 56 categories of sports. Each category have multiples of sub categories. If the Olympic committee thought they could ever make a dollar on a museum, they would have done it long ago. They have the money and could make it happen with little trouble. The Olympic training center gives tours. It is not like they have a line out the gate to see the center. If they want a plan that would work, try an amusement park or a world class museum of natural history or science and industry. If this plan goes through we will become a "City of Tax Payer Losers".
One of the best flowers in the farm garden has been the food stamp program? Food Stamps should not even be in the farm bill. We are promised life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not bread from our neighbors table. Families take care of each other. It is not the governments responsibility. Why not drug test food stamp recipients? Im sure most taxpayers dont want the hard earned money going to drug users. Most people have to be drug tested for a job. Why not for food stamps?
Farm programs are not accesible to the well off. There are income limits. There are many programs for minorities, socially disadvantaged farmers, and women. What billionaires are you talking about? Many years it doesnt pay to raise a crop, due to weather or price. That is what the programs and insurance are for. The programs are a government ploy to keep food prices low. Without the programs food prices would raise to the level that they need to be at in order for a farmer to make a living. Sure there would be good years and not so good years but it would all level out. At the same time get rid of the food stamps.
These guys were all bought by the first people who appealed to their egos convincing them to run and funding their campaigns...the perks are just why the continue in office, that and power, not to mention where else would any of them find gainful employment.
Far heftier enforcement of carefully crafted regulations - our only hope to end buyout and buyoff of politicians at local, state and federal levels. Does not take a genius to recognize that something is dreadfully wrong, when in flows a close to million dollar contribution from the Koch Bros. Prosperity for America, to now Mayor Bach's mayoral campaign, approx. a week before the mayoral election.
And then there were the unaccounted hefty 'contributions' made by the same 'fossil foolers' to a number of our newest city council members, followed by a rep. from local Prosperity for Amer., standing up at an open council meeting and giving direct orders re. how council members were to vote re. quashing of solar gardens. Follow his orders said council members did.
So thankful we should be, for the 'not for sale', true people and Mother Earth serving pols., like city council member Jan Martin at the local level, and Sen. Bernie Sanders at the national level.
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