A call to arms, I wanted to share with you a e-mail I received from
Nolan Cox. I find his message offensive and seem as if he has a real
issue with low income residents. It would mean a lot if you can make
it to the Council meeting (5:30 p.m.) as I plan to address this
during Council Comments and hope that we can get input from the
community regarding this statement below. Your presence will help
us get the point across that our community mean something.
I have also included my response to Mr. Cox
Nolan Cox- Tea Party/Republican Party President
“As I listened to your discussion at the City Council work
session about the “need” to give away $800,000 of
taxpayer’s money through the Federal Home Loan Bank Program grant,
I was thinking that only about half of Americans pay federal income
taxes, and 43% of every federal dollar spent is borrowed, with the
interest on the nation’s $17 trillion debt soon to be larger than
the nation’s defense budget. Defense spending is a legitimate
constitutional function of the federal government, but repairing
houses, like most welfare giveaway programs, is not a legitimate Continue reading →
This LTE appeared in the VDT yesterday (28 Feb 2011). -jsq
Former Lowndes County commissioner Richard Lee once told me “…the
learning curve is very steep for first-time commissioners.” Our new county
commissioners, Richard Raines and Crawford Powell, are living proof of the
veracity of that statement. In case Bill O’Reilly is reading this, here’s a
Earlier this month a grant application for the purchase of 5,000 weather
emergency radios was nixed by a 2 – 1 vote. The radios could’ve been a means
for citizens residing in remote areas of the county to
Now Wally was purchased with grant funds. Rudy was trained with grant
funds. Our mobile command center was purchased with grant funds. Several
other pieces of equipment for Police and Fire departments are purchased
with grants. Now, there are those that scream and shake their fist at
government to say, “Take no grants, for they are evil”.
Local resident Nolen Cox says government grants are more addictive than drugs,
and “all the federal money is my tax money.”
He mentions federal debt, and lists only social programs.
Regarding grants, he’s specifically referring to a proposal to
accept a grant for NOAA weather radios, which we’ll come back to later.
His other topic is that he thinks we need more oil, more nuclear, and
“I would stop discusssing it.”
He thinks it’s like global warming, which he thinks is a lie.
He sums up:
Build the plant, employ people, get on with the program.