Congratulations to Jim Bridenstine; Condolences to Bartlesville on Bonds and Debt

Congratulations to all the winners!

Special congratulations to Jim Bridenstine for defeating long-time Congressman John Sullivan in the Republican primary.

The beginning of the end for Sullivan was his bailout vote several years ago.

Then there were teeshirts and signs naming names and and asking people to Remember the Bailout when voting.

Bob Anthony won his race by a significant margin and I am very pleased to offer him my congratulations as well.  

Related post here >>>

Many people worked many hours to walk blocks and deliver flyers.  Thanks to all who did so!  I work with R3publicans and we are firm in our resolve to restore the republic; we will  never grow weary in doing good and standing firm for life, for liberty, and for a lot less government along the way.

In Bartlesville, all the bonds on the ballot, totaling slightly over $15M, passed.  Clearly we have some work to do to educate our city leaders about living within our means.  I am not sure whether it is more upsetting that city leaders asked for more money or that the voters agreed to it.  Much easier to vote yes to spend money today than it will be to pay your property taxes when you are in retirement on fixed income.  Related article here >>>   downloadable pdf file here

If you want to learn more about the Citizens for City Progress in Bartlesville and the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce and other groups supporting the bonds; here is a set of publications that you might find interesting (all pdfs and downloadable).  They are very pleased we have trusted them with more money while property taxes continue to rise and population continues to decline.  Maybe they know something that is not intuitive to me, but I would really like to see our city learn to live within it’s means and  *** gasp *** even work to reduce taxes.  We could even save for projects in the future instead of increasing the debt burden.  I suggest we stop banking on economic growth and hoping for an expanding tax base that may/may not occur.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them


Vote Today and Say NO to any more debt!

Say No to any more debt (or bonded indebtedness).  Your property taxes are going up now because of earlier debt you agreed to.  We as a community need to learn to live within our means.  We need to be a community that can thrive in difficult times as other cities fail under the weight of crushing debt.  Please do not enslave your children to pay for things you cannot afford with current revenue streams in your household or your church or your community.

Remember to vote today and please say NO to any more debt!

Cameras are everywhere these days, but the real reason we should be careful what we say and think and do is because our heavenly Father is watching and cares. 

He has warned us about consequences for bad behavior. The consequences are not to punish us but because that is the way it is in His Creation. He told us in His Word because He loves us and wants us to know! 

Owe no man anything save love only! Now you have been warned. Debt is bad for you and for a city and for a nation.  (my facebook status  June 26, 2012)

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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