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    Tag: Janice Daniels

    Troy's Disappearing Line in the Sand

    By Rougman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 12:00:27 PM EST
    Tags: Troy, Janice Daniels, Wade Fleming (all tags)

    A few weeks ago I complimented the city of Troy, Michigan, for its realistic interpretation of public finances.
    Troy has figured something out. It has determined that the most destitute country in the history of the solar system does not have the money to spend on a project whose benefits were over-hyped, was not needed, and despite the fact that the $8 million necessary to construct the albatross was coming from the feds, was not free.

    The people in Troy have discovered something that should make them eligible to win next year's Nobel Prize for Economics--namely that federal tax dollars still are paid by those who live in small, medium, and large towns across America; they are not created arbitrarily at the wave of some federal bureaucrat's wand.


    Troy is but one declining city in one declining state in what amounts to a bankrupt country, and as it turns its nose up at this project, countless other entities across the nation are greedily peeping toward the sky hoping the shadow of Father Bird Obama will regurgitate some borrowed Chinese money down their gluttonous throats for their own versions of a pet project--easily wiping out Troy's common sense on the order of a thousand times or so.

    As it turns out, the city of Troy decided that it wanted some nourishing regurgitation after all--but not until the project was stripped clean of waste. By shaving 400 square feet off the original proposal, the project will now cost only $6.2 million instead of the originally proposed structure estimated to cost $8.4 million. And Troy would like itself a piece of that action. (In fairness to Troy's Mayor Janice Daniels, she still voted against the measure.)

    (2 comments, 581 words in story) Full Story

    Troy, We Salute You

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 09:39:36 AM EST
    Tags: City of Troy, Mayor, Janice Daniels, Conservatism, Taking a Stand, Chamber of Commerce, Snyder, Stupid Rail Ideas Trains, Free Money (all tags)

    A political friend wrote to me on the rail issue and Mayor Daniels stand against using those federal dollars.  Quoting the New York Times article, he asked:
    "Is there more to this strategy? Or is our best hope for change based on the martyrdom of political kamikazes?

    My reply as all too often, was a curt
    "Won't matter in a couple years anyhow".

    That was Christmas morning.

    Looking back at the question again, I decided it warranted a better reply.  First of all, the sender is a very good conservative ally, and secondly, is likely to ascend to higher office in the foreseeable future.  

    I felt he needed a better explanation.

    Below ~

    (7 comments, 554 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    On The Upside

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 06:44:47 AM EST
    Tags: Janice Daniels, Troy, Tea Party, Mayoral Race (all tags)

    We have this story:Tea Party Leader Elected Mayor of Troy:
    Troy-- A tea party activist was elected mayor of Troy on Tuesday night, topping a city councilwoman who backed a controversial tax approved in August for the city's library.

    Janice Daniels
    defeated Robin Beltramini by just more than 600 votes, 52 percent to 48 percent, according to complete unofficial returns.

    Congratulations Janice, and well done.

    Daniels, by the way was one of those who also arranged transportation and groups going to Washington DC during the march of our lifetimes, the 912 event. This among other things.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

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