We recently moved closer into the city I’ve noticed a prominent neighbor with a beautiful home and lawn in the city limits that waters their lawn every day from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The city is in a Stage 1 watering restriction and the state is in a severe drought mode in a large portion.
I was concerned about the usage of water so I called the city and was informed this residence is on a well and there are no restrictions to water usage if the resident has a well. I’m awe-struck about that city policy that allows any resident to use a well, even wastefully, with no consequences. The well that is pumped daily for a lovely green lawn may be tapped into the same aquifer that some people are using for their drinking water.
Are we so frivolous and trite that we value a green lawn over providing families with water to drink? It is a well known fact that watering in the heat of the day is a 50 percent evaporation rate, not to mention runoff.
I think it’s time we address the city on this issue and change the rules. Just because you have a well on your property shouldn’t allow you to pump it dry so your lawn is luscious.
Tired Of Lies
All you can hear in the Republican party is the party of no. The President said that Republicans just want to repeal Obamacare, but don’t have an alternative plan. There are several Republican plans, but they don’t require an army of bureaucrats to implement them. Liberals are of the firm opinion that nothing will work unless there are a host of IRS agents to oversee the plan, and navigators to hold your hand. That is how the Democrats create the three letter word that Joe Biden said that we need: “jobs.”
You might want to see this — before Obamacare was passed, Republican Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia, offered a health care plan that offered patients health care choices and kept it out of the Feds’ hands. You will need a navigator to lead you through the maze of Obamacare, which I seriously doubt that they understand. That will be more jobs saved or created. We don’t care what it will cost, and we don’t care about the quality of care, as long as it is under the total control of Democrats. Sen. Max Baucus, who helped write the health care bill, said that it is headed for a train wreck, and Kathleen Sebelius says that insurance rates will go up. That is exactly what this country needs is a train wreck and higher health care cost. If you like your plan and your doctor, you can keep them. Is that true?
Unemployment has remained high since President Obama took office, especially among teenagers. Do you suppose, if the teenagers in Oklahoma were working, they would not have been bored and gone out to kill someone? The Democrat party has been lying to black folks for many years. In the name of compassion, they have completely destroyed the black family unit. There is a very interesting and educational video on the Internet. Elbert Guillory, a member of the Louisiana State Senate, has a YouTube video and he tells the true story.
There is no doubt that Liberals have good intentions, but I’m sure you are familiar with this statement: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
Do you realize that there are 2,200 government programs listed in The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance? Just a few, Department of Human Services - 458, Department of Agriculture - 251, and 122 for Housing and Urban Development. That would be fine, if there was enough money to pay for all these programs. The sad fact of the matter is, it is being stolen from generations far into the future.
When interest rates begin to rise, and they eventually will, the interest on the debt will devour a tremendous amount of our resources. Those who understand what the consequences of higher interest rates will be are saying that a worse recession is coming soon, and will make the housing bubble and the dot-com bubble combined look like a Sunday picnic.
My apologies to Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Tilly; I don’t read the letters that I don’t like.
Mr. Tilly wrote a while back that he had come to the conclusion that minds can’t be changed.