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Richard Heckler

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merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

So long as the governments at all levels continue to support outsourcing of USA jobs to other countries the american dream is no longer a reality.

So long as students continue to borrow so much money to attend college while the governments at all levels continue to support outsourcing of USA jobs to other countries the american dream is no longer a reality. College loans have been allowed to become a number on scam on college students.

Why any university would put athletics over academics is a mystery to me.

Yes there are those privatization scoundrels eyeballing universities like they are preying on public education. Privatization is nothing but funneling trillions of tax dollars and trillions of college loan dollars into private bank accounts. Thus profits, CEO pay packages/golden parachutes and increased costs become the name of the game.

Considering big privatization sources donating money are allowed to dictate who should be hired and what should be taught I'd say universities are in the process of being sold.

And the way to appease the public will be flashy new sports facilities and talk talk talk about sports 24/7 all the while a quality useful education will be slip slip slip slipping away.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Legislators throughout the USA becoming less responsible and substantially more lenient about guns and violence have been proven their decisions stink and need to be repealed forever.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Many of these jobs will go bye bye when the frost hits again.....

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

I'm going with marci, Laura Kelly, Paul Davis and most likely Brian McClendon whom I am not familiar.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Colyer is a failure as was Brownback ........... a 16 year old may be far more advanced at managing tax dollars and the state economy.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

There is no reason not to put forward a plan.

Some have said if 80% of the revenue were supporting Mental Health they would have voted yes. Which means the number of new beds would be down sized.

YES bring this back in a compromised form on a November ballot.

 $26 million for new crisis center which will provide new economic growth on the long term. Most likely new employment will be generated some of which will pay very good.

 $5 million for a satellite at the jail site

Mental health care….. it is being said that the need for mental health care in the USA is growing and growing rapidly

--- $10 million for Jail improvements ( which would provide about a 25% enlargement which should be designed in such a fashion that an add on
as necessary would be compatible = planning ahead).

--- $10 million for separate women's unit

Let's have this vote again on a November ballot which is scheduled anyway.

Douglas County may never keep twice and many new beds occupied. As has happened at JOCO expanded jail. Who knows how many will be required in 20 years.

Johnson County Iowa apparently said no three times and has been able to reduce the inmate numbers effectively.

Hire more staff in the DA's office to keep cases moving and hire additional county jail employees to relieve stress on existing staff people.

The city and county should pull from existing tax sources such as the 1994 sales tax cookie jar to accomplish the above.. Pool the resources.

The 1994 sales tax is not designated to anything therefore we taxpayers can borrow from that source. This is a county wide issue.

YES bring it back in November and make it work.

We know the community has no problem bringing forth a mental health center.

Taxpayers should push for another chance to get a better bang for our tax dollars in November.

On Editorial: Next steps on jail issue

Posted 18 May 2018, 8:13 a.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

I agree on fixing the streets. There are quite a few streets that could be dangerous to bicyclists. At night the danger level increases several times.

More bike activity is a good thing.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Go register and vote!  The larger the turnout the more moderate the government which is why conservatives engage in voter suppression 24/7!

Electing any woman because she is a woman makes no sense because conservative women against women and America .....

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Go register and vote!  The larger the turnout the more moderate the government which is why conservatives engage in voter suppression 
24/7!

Electing any woman because she is a woman makes no sense because conservative women against women and America .....

The Conservative Right Wing War ON America:

--- War against Medical Insurance and Single Payer

--- War on public education and Higher Education
 
--- War on the economy through Supply Side Wreckanomics

--- War against women

--- War on Voters Rights = voter suppression

--- War on strict gun regulations 

--- War On National Monuments/Parks
 
--- War on the USA Postal Service

--- War On Environmental Cleanliness 

--- War On USA Jobs aka Free Trade Agreements and Leveraged Buyout Scams

--- War On Social Security Insurance

--- War On Medicaid

--- War On Medicare

--- War for Oil Control Worldwide  

--- War On Good Wages aka Right To Work Legislation

--- War on truth about global warming/climate change
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2010...

Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ucsusa.org

Corporate Welfare Profiteering
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/report/...

Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

=== Pay close attention to this 24/7 organized activity:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

--- How the Koch brothers helped dismantle the Democratic Party
https://samsmitharchives.wordpress.co...

Can’t blame only Trump it’s the whole damn party which has been the problem going on 38 years.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Go register and vote!  The larger the turnout the more moderate the government which is why conservatives engage in voter suppression 
24/7!

Electing any woman because she is a woman makes no sense because conservative women against women and America .....

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