Category: St. Louis County
Original Post: How Can I Possibly Vote for Rick Stream for County Executive?.
Maybe this logic sucks, but this is my logic. When I vote, I ignore my positions on issues. Instead, I use my vote to advance two objectives: I want my vote to improve policy towards liberty. I want my vote to maximize my political power. A simple test that I ask myself is this: If…
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Original Post: Rick Stream Probably Didn’t Know I Knew His Old Career Counselor.
When people asked me to get behind Rick Stream, I first wanted to make sure that was the right thing. I remembered that I have a friend who helped Rick a while ago. So I asked her. Rick Stream is “a quiet leader.” “I didn’t see him as a politician,” she told me. We were talking…
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Original Post: Municipal Court or Kangaroo Court?.
Guest post by Lee A. Presser On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, I was in Bel-Ridge, Missouri, Municipal Court to plead “not guilty.” The violation listed on the ticket did not match the reality of what actually happened on the road. In a file folder, I had documents and photographs to rebut the charge. The ticket…
Original Post: Ferguson is the Canary in the Coal Mine” for St. Louis County.
The next St. Louis County Executive better brace himself for this: poverty is exploding in the county. I’m not saying poor people do bad things. I’m saying that, at some point, eliminating jobs and hope will drive people to take things. And they will take things by force. And they will show no mercy to…
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Original Post: Is The Tea Party Suffering From Republican Fatigue Syndrome?.
Maybe the chickens are coming home to roost for the GOP in St. Louis County. In my day job, I focus on two subjects: strategic behavioral science and analytics. Really smart people do most of the heavy analytics work. I deal with the human behavior (neuroeconomics, psychology, etc.). In our narrow field of loyalty and…
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Many Republican voters pulled a Democrat ballot August 5th, in St. Louis County. Having crossed over once, how many will do it again in November? It is no secret that the Republican legislature in Jefferson City has exhibited minimal leadership on major issues while spending most of a short legislative calendar talking about issues invented…
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Original Post: Tony Pousosa for County Executive.
Don’t you just love brash upstarts? People with verve and moxie? I do. I like pesky guys full of gumption, like Vladimir Sobotka. I like energetic young political activists like Kenny Newhouse. And I like bold conservative organizers like Eileen Tyrrell. In fact, nothing pleases me more than seeing young, libertarian-ish Republicans making the establishment […]
“Every penny taken from you in taxes is a penny someone else decides how to spend. It’s a penny you earned but forfeited to someone else’s arbitrary discretion,” said Bill Hennessy co-founder of the St Louis Tea Pary Coallition. Today is a sad day for the residents of St Louis County and St Louis City. Prop P passed, which only means more money stolen from hard working citizens to be abused by balloted governing bodies. What’s frustrating is that if everyone got out and voted the real majority probably would have shut down Proposition P. In this election 80% of registered St Louis County voters didn’t even vote! That means 80% of voters in the county don’t have a right to complain when they have to sit idly by and watch another tax hike go into place. And chances are they will. When it comes to tax hikes in Missouri we usually vote pretty conservative, for example the victory we had In shutting down the exesive tabacoo tax in 2012. The only reason we shut down that tax hike and not this one is because the people didn’t vote and now we all have to suffer due to their laziness. My frustration with Proposition P, the deceptively named bill blinds people of its real impact. Why does the title even include the word arch when only 30% of the bill goes to the Arch? Why do we have to pay for other municipality’s parks when they did not even include Prop P on their ballots. Some towns didn’t even have the tax hike on their ballot but will still reap the benefits! For instance St Charles immediately opted out of Propostion P but will now reap the benefits from our tax dollars while they see no increase in there spending tax. Fair? I think not. For the next 20 years every time you purchase something in St Louis County or the City make sure account for an additional 2 cents on every 10 dollars you spend. See how that can quickly adds up especially when live and shop in St Louis for all your needs and wants. We can not allow the government and small few who vote in these local elections continue to destroy our spending power! When it comes to tax hikes Missourians usually agree. Enough is enough. We need your vote. You need your vote. In all elections.