Sunday, January 20, 2013

Put our City Employees on ObamaCare and save 14 Million dollars a year!

In the City of Racine, and the county the people voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, Russ Feingold, and Tammy Baldwin.  Thus it's a safe bet that the majority of those folks support the idea of Obama-Care.  Among the Govt. Employees of Racine city, county, Gateway, and RUSD It's a safe bet the same is true among the staff of each of those entities.

Under Obama-Care Employers with over 50 employees have 2 options:
First they can offer a plan with mandates imposed by the Federal Govt.
Secondly They can NOT insure their employees, and pay a 2000 per employee "Fine", that will be used to set up "exchanges".

Since each of these entities above has more than 50 employees, and are facing difficulties in funding I suggest we take advantage of option #2.

For instance the City of Racine has about 800 employees.  At a cost of 2000.00 per employee the cost to the city would be about 1.2 Million dollar for the "Fine".    We are currently spending in excess of 16 Million dollars a year in health insurance costs. This would treat every worker fairly and equally regardless of gender, age, race or sexual preference.  More importantly though it would save the City of Racine Taxpayers  over 14.8 Million dollars a YEAR!!   That is enough cash to eliminate every tax increase we have had in over a decade!  Those Saving will last for years to come!

If the same ObamaCare policy that the Democrats voted for almost unanimously in America were applied to the City, State, Federal employees we would balance our budget in ONE year I believe.  The surpluses available at every level of Govt. would mean big tax cuts across many levels of Govt for years to come.   It might also make a Lifetime of Govt employment not as appealing.

This is something for us to seriously consider.  Let it begin in Racine, before we vote raise our own taxes.  If the message gets around the country fast enough, we could see the end of Obama-Care before it ruins the fabric of American business and liberty forever!

Friday, January 11, 2013

School Board Candidates Who Signed the Recall

In the RUSD upcoming election 10 candidates are running for the 3 seats, including one open seat:

Of the 10 candidates 5 did and 5 didn't sign the Walker and Wangaard recalls.

Who signed?
Cecilia Anguiano    2818 Loraine Ave                            Signed BOTH
Laura Betker          2320 Gilson Ave                              Signed BOTH
Tifene Brown          5420 Athens Ave                             Signed BOTH
Randall Bryce         1718 Wind Dale Dr. Caledonia        Signed BOTH
Michael Frontier     1127 Lake Ave, Racine                   Signed BOTH
(Susan Kutz is retiring from the board and WAS a signer of the recalls).

Who didn't:
Julie McKenna (i)    724 Crab Tree Ln                            Signed neither but her husband Colin signed both.

Who else didn't:
Kristie Formolo        4829 Old Green Bay Rd                    Signed neither
Christopher Eperjesy 830 Waters Edge, Caledonia            Signed neither*
(* Eperjesy is the inc. appointed to fill the role of an early retiring member who left a few months ago.)
Roger Pfost              3114 Caledonia St, Caledonia            Signed neither      
Robert (Bob) Wittke  11 Sandalwood, Wind Point             Signed neither

Hope this information will help you all decide who you might wish to support for School Board.  Which side supports the Taxpayers, parents and the children..vs. which side supports the Union and it's special interest.

Candidate list for Racine County can be located HERE


Aldermanic Candidates Who Signed Recalls

The City Aldermanic candidate list is complete I thought it would be worth checking to see who did and who didn't sign recall papers against Wangaard and Walker last year.  So we can divine a little understanding of who is in favor of controlling the size and scope of City Govt.:

1st District
Keith FAIR (i)                          Didn't sign recall paper for Walker or Wangaard
Jeff COE                                 Signed the Walker Recall only
Shana HENDERSON             Signed BOTH recall forms
Marlo HARMON                    Doesn't appear to have signed either
Captain Ed JIRSA                   Didn't sign either form.

3rd District
Mike D SHIELDS (i)               Signed BOTH recall forms
J. Nicole SERVANTEZ           Inconclusive but appears to not have signed*
      (* a Jennifer Servantez signed, not sure if it's the same person).

5th District
Melissa BECKER-Kaprelian (i)Signed BOTH recall forms
Jeff WARG                              Signed the Walker recall only

12th District (open seat)
Colin McKENNA                    Signed BOTH recall forms (dropped form the race)
Henry PEREZ                           Signed neither

15th District
Robert MOZUL (i)                   Signed neither
Dr. Eddie DIEHL                     Signed neither
Dennis SHAW                         Signed neither    (dropped from the race)
Gerald BESTOR                      Signed BOTH and Signed the Walker recall twice!

JTimes story