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Balancing is accomplished by two means, increasing revenue AND DECREASING EXPENDITURES! !!!!!! It helps you get to the middle much more quickly!!!
May 16, 2014 at 11:26 a.m.
Excellent comments on this article. I felt my earlier post needs echoing, especially since the comrades at the Vindicator only seem to be interested in assisting the commissioners in "getting their message out," instead of being true jounalists and providing unbiased subject matter and garnering all points of view.
'Tax and spend, tax and spend. That's the name of the game! Let's spend all of our time targeting the ill-informed and seek out the lower turnout elections. Learn the lesson from your own words. We spoke, we will not pay more taxes! Dont waste your time on a campaign. Get your heads in the books and figure out how to..... Wait, here's a new word, boys and girls, "SAVE!!!!!!!!" Take a new approach to bargaining and determine how to eliminate such golden benefits as the PERS "flips." If you want to learn how to do that, ask the State government. They successfully raised PERS AND healthcare contributions whilst keeping wages steady. Remember, today's message was brought to you by the number "0" and the word "SAVE".'
May 11, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Tax and spend, tax and spend. That's the name of the game! Let's spend all of our time targeting the ill-informed and seek out the lower turnout elections. Learn the lesson from your own words. We spoke, we will not pay more taxes! Dont waste your time on a campaign. Get your heads in the books and figure out how to..... Wait, here's a new word, boys and girls, "SAVE!!!!!!!!" Take a new approach to bargaining and determine how to eliminate such golden benefits as the PERS "flips." If you want to learn how to do that, ask the State government. They successfully raised PERS AND healthcare contributions whilst keeping wages steady. Remember, today's message was brought to you by the number "0" and the word "SAVE".
May 9, 2014 at 5:48 a.m.
My family and I went to the Lilly Pond this weekend. Although we didn't have skates, we had some fun slipping on the outer edges! It was really great to be out and take in some nature.. Well done Mill Creek MetroParks!
February 10, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.
They should lock this insane racist up for a lot longer than three months. I can only imagine that she didn't pay her taxes because that was "the man" holding her down. This unfathomable idiot is why racism will never die. She is the one who pushes it to live on, so that she may have a crutch on which to lean. She's 30-something years old, and a millionaire. Grow up, and realize that this great country and the freedom that we enjoy is what made you your fortune! And that economic system that was "imposed" on you, actually pays for the freedom under which you live. If you don't like it return to your lands, if there is such a better life waiting for you!
May 7, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.
This lowlife piece of garbage should be hung immediately. There should be no "religious rights" or exception to military rule extended. Furthermore, whomever is reporting on this story should not be using Hasan's former rank to address him as this is an earned privelage of the United States Military. He should be addressed as lower than a common civilian and as a terrorist. But then again, terrorists, "homegrown" or otherwise, have more rights and liberties granted than common criminals or law abiding citizens for that matter. Hang him with pig's tails and drape his corpse with the carcass. Allow him a barbaric ending much as he did to those men and women at Ft. Hood. Coward.
June 19, 2012 at 8:04 a.m.
These folks who earn their daily wage at the Boardman Bob Evans are really stand-up Americans. My family and I enjoy their fare regularly, and the first time I heard the Pledge of Allegiance it definitely brought a wonderful feeling that America is alive and well, her heart is still beating. The manager displays actions that are not typical of the times, but are a breath of fresh air. BRAVO to Mr. Griffin and his fine staff.
May 30, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.
Dave Betras - the ultimate lawyer and politician. Although I don't disagree with the fact that the structure of the local judicial branch of government must be studied, I am compelled to ask what Mr. Betras' reasons are for not wanting to have this vacancy filled. Is it that he is genuinely concerned with the taxpayers of Mahoning County, or that the position will be filled by a qualified person with an "R" behind their name. More political pandering for the "D's", HOORAY!!! Look at your leadership, Democratic Party.
May 24, 2012 at 8:36 a.m.
Mr. Franko:Thank you for your informed pieces over the last year. I have been reading and commenting along the way. It is a sad state of affairs when someone believes that their suffrage is being infringed upon because of an endorsement. Mr. Marsico was not required to exit the race, he chose to do so on his own free will. The only reason that Mr. Ginnetti becomes the apparent winner is because no Republican possessing the qualifications for County Engineer dare run in this area as it becomes a waste of money and time. Unfortunately, "johnyoung" and most of the voting population in the county fail to realize this. It is not the MCDP's fault that the only electable candidates in Mahoning County have the surtitle of "D." It is solely a lack of competition and/or the ability to compete. Even so, Mr. Ginnetti is a fine man and intelligent engineer who brings private sector qualifications to the table, not the luggage of a career politician. If anyone disagrees, I invite them to personally speak with him and research his qualifications. Then again, research takes energy and perseverance. Election of the best person with public interests first begins here and now. Furthermore, @stonehead is correct, and is something I have been saying for many years, Mrs. Kenner runs the office. Marsico is just an elected face with a large salary. Maybe that’s what “johnyoung” should be complaining about, that his wishes as a constituent not being executed by whom he elected.
Again, many thanks for speaking the cloaked truth about waste in Mahoning County Government, as many others have been afraid to do the same.
January 18, 2012 at 1:03 p.m.
COMMONNONSENSE, I'll address your response one point at a time. Jealous.. Of what? Spiteful.. towards whom? I have earned my engineering degree. A political machine defined by encouraging change?. No response needed. Yes Mr. Marsico earned and is deserved of his pension. The one he earned as a City employee, not the double dipping fortification of his last 12 years as County Engineer. He was only a contibutor to the inertia that the outgoing "machine" possessed. Believe that under his administration, the machine was alive and well. New faces, growth, and ideas will be conducive to forward progress. Not existing to collect a pension at the expense of others. I am thankful for public employees. However, they choose a life of scrutiny because their financial existence is reliant on that of others. It is their charge to be good stewards of our tax dollars. And to me, that is a large responsibility not to be taken lightly or advantage of.
January 10, 2012 at 11:36 p.m.