John Connolly's Blog (7)

Should Dearborn Heights Voters Approve a Headlee Override?

As a liberal who has never met a tax he didn’t like, Mr. Goodman is apparently more than happy to listen to Mayor Paletko’s double-speak. Unfortunately, when you do that you get less than half the story. It’s good to know that he is an equal opportunity tax promoter.

 

On Monday evening, my wife and I attended a Town Hall meeting at the Young Center. Mayor Paletko, the members of City Council, the City Clerk and the Treasurer were…

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Added by John Connolly on October 18, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Snyder’s Budget Proposal

On February 17th, Governor Rick Snyder presented a proposed budget for 2011-2012 to a joint session of the state legislature. The Governor made it clear that he thought his plan was fair, but that it would require what he called shared sacrifice. Proposed spending reforms in Education, Health and Human Services, and Revenue Sharing are relatively minor, and do little to attack the continuing growth in the scope and cost of the public sector. For 2012, his spending…

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Added by John Connolly on March 21, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Obama and the Rule of Law



Our founders established a national government grounded in the rule of law, where legal rules are made in advance, binding both government and the citizens, thus allowing the citizens to know exactly what they must do or not do to avoid running afoul of the government. They rejected a system of arbitrary rule, where the government decides how to act on an ad hoc basis, leaving decisions to the whim of whatever administrator happens…

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Added by John Connolly on February 26, 2011 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Reflections on the August Primary

In July, I had the pleasure of attending the Stratford Ontario Shakespeare Festival. The three plays that I saw included The Tempest, Jacques Brel and Evita. The most striking of these for me was Evita. It provided me with an eerie reminder of how Juan and Eva Peron took over in Argentina. He was elected president based on his persona and her celebrity, and the appeal of their message of redistribution of wealth, especially to the labor unions.…

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Added by John Connolly on August 21, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Payback to the Unions

Apparently "the ONE" has decided it's time for another Union payback. Has anybody thought about starting a Seniors Union? Check the link below:

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/09/01/barack-obama-sneaks-through-union-only-order-shutting-8-in-10-construction-workers-out-of-federal-projects/

Added by John Connolly on September 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Obama So Far

As a patriotic American, who values the constitution and the freedoms that we all enjoy, I am displeased with the direction in which the Obama Administration is moving the country. Other presidents have inflicted harm on the economy - examples include Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs, that provided incentives for poor people to become permanent dependents of the State, and the Carter Administration’s stagflation and expansion of federal bureaucracies. His Departments of Education and… Continue

Added by John Connolly on August 29, 2009 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

Response to Dingell Editorial

Dear Mr. Dingell,



After reading your recent piece in the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Press and Guide I felt a need to prepare a response, which I sent to the P&G the next day. Two weeks have now passed, and my letter has still not appeared. Apparently my letter was too long to be printed. I believe that my comments deserve to be heard, at least by you.



You claimed in your piece that America has the best doctors and medical professionals in the world, but we lag behind… Continue

Added by John Connolly on August 26, 2009 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

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