Good to see young people such as this man treat others with respect. Side result is, he will have many more girls giving him attention. Guarantee you, the others guys in his school wish they thought of this idea.
Nice work young man.
 February 12, 2015 at 10:02am
Can’t believe we need a bill for this. How do the tax payers get their money back? I imagine this is a widespead problem. We’ve been paying these people to not work. We want a refund!
 February 6, 2015 at 11:54am
I don’t nessecarily disagree with this type of tax. The more you drive and use the infrastructure, the more you pay. The problem is, if the impose this tax, they won’t delete the fuel tax we have now. It will just be an additional tax stream for government.
King- This will be my last post tonight. I’m getting ready to step into a meeting for the next few hours.
I would venture to guess you are in your mid twenties in age. I didn’t have much perspective in what was going on in the government when I was that age either. Now that I’m nearing fifty, I’ve seen a lot more. I used to think my grandparents talking about how much encroachment the gov. had made in their lives was a bunch of belly aching. Now that I’ve been around awhile, I understand their complaints.
The problem is that there are people like you who keep their fingers in their ears and their eyes closed to what’s going on. Either they choose not to be informed or they are to cowardly to stand up and be responsible as an American. These people are causing the decline of America.
When the time comes we need to get our country back, King, stay out of our way. You will not be a help, but a hindrance.
Now wake up, pay attention and get educated!
 January 15, 2015 at 8:39pm
King- You don’t think we have a tyrannical , oppressive government? What do you think the founders would think if they were suddenly brought to life in 2015? They would be marching on Wash DC in the morning. The path this government is going down is the same as the analogy of the frog in a pot of water on a burner slowly being turned up. Another new gov. rule? We can live with that. Another new regulation ? We can get along with that. Till it comes to the point we are in a pot of boiling water and there’s nothing we can do to save ourselves.
You say you want the people to have more control. With a properly functioning Senate, we would. The way it is now allows outside interests and pressures to dictate the laws and rules to be created that work against us.
The lackadaisical attitude we have in this country in our knowledge of a properly functioning government is leading to the demise of this great country.
You say that we are better educated and have more information available to us than we did at our founding. That may be true to a point, but it doesn’t change the fact a small, restrained government is beneficial to society. The problem is that as a society ages, we tend to think that with an increase in education, we can out think common sense. We can’t.
Until we understand we are in a pot of water being heated, things will continue to get worse. My fear is it will take too long to get to this point. The longer it takes, the bigger mess we’ll have to clean up.
 January 15, 2015 at 7:33pm
King- The education of the people, either then or now, has nothing to do with why we need Senators that are beholden to their respective states. The reason we need a Senate the way it was designed is to protect the people from an over-reaching Federal Government. I don’t know about you, but I’m afraid we are there. I don’t know you, but I assume you are aware enough to see that also.
The education system in this country is doing a poor job of teaching our youth the original intent of the government or the proper role of government. They are being raised to be ignorant of the Constitution and Government restraint. Until enough people see the light, this country will continue it’s downward spiral.
To all: please educate yourself, your children and those around you in the proper role of the Federal Government. This may be our only hope.
 January 15, 2015 at 6:50pm
King-I don’t believe you actually do understand the reasoning our founders set our government up the way they did. The Founders knew that if all the powers were in the hands of the people, the states would not be able to protect the citizens in their state against the federal government. The Senate was designed to act in the interest of the state. All states equally. That’s why there are only two Senators from each state. They were to all be equally represented the same regardless of size, population, geographic area, etc. the Senators were beholden to the will of the people of that state. It they were not doing so, one or both Senators could be replaced at any time by the state legislators. This kept the Senators doing what was in the interests of their state.
You mentioned how less educated the people were early in our country. I suppose that depends on your definition of educated. I would contend that most people back then were much more independent thinkers and had more common sense than most of the populace today.
 January 15, 2015 at 6:22pm
King-Our Founding Fathers set up the House of Representatives to represent the people and the Senate to represent the States. The 17th amendment stripped the States of power under the guise of giving people the power. The same power they already had with the House. Repealing the 17th would go a long way in making sure our government is acting appropriately.
 January 14, 2015 at 8:05pm
Exactly right Outlaw. This will be the first of many “great ideas” to make this a better country that will be coming out in the next two years.
 January 14, 2015 at 8:01pm
“If we want to be globally competitive, we have to figure this out.”
Do this. You and Congress go to the sideline, sit down, shut up and stay out of the game! The private sector will make us competitive. Government and their “fixes” are choking this country.
We cannot get rid of this guy quick enough.
 January 14, 2015 at 10:15am
Yes. There are dozens of other florists in the Tri-Cities area they could have gone to, to get their flowers. They are pushing this forward for no other reason than to be an A$$.
 January 5, 2015 at 9:12pm
This guy can’t be this dense!
Denial is not make you look innocent Bill.
Want a piece of work!
 January 4, 2015 at 3:53pm
Hope you’re being sarcastic Scotty. If not, you are part of the problem with our society.
Exactly Gonzo. You don’t “listen” to them. They break the law. You arrest them and punish them. Period!
 January 4, 2015 at 10:32am
Anyone out there who had a Republican Representative, you need to be burning up their phone lines starting on Monday morning and let them know to vote against Boehner. We MUST get the anti-Americans out of leadership positions. My new rep. has told me during the campaign that he would vote for Boehner. I let him know then that he was no better than the RINO he replaced.
Swamp the phone lines and let them know who we want in leadership!
I have called, emailed, and wrote snail mail for 6 years, begging my Rep to not vote for Boehner.
he does anyway.
I will be calling Monday, and expect the same result, but I won't stop.
My rep, Aderholt of Alabama, has turned in the 12 years he has been in Congress. 5 years ago, he turned from a strong Conservative to a RINO. DC has the effect on the best of them.
I did not vote for him in 2014, but it didn't matter, he had no rival.
I voted for Senator Jeff Sessions, even though he had no rival.
My other Senator, Shelby, has been pretty staunch. He was originally a Democrat. And was once in the top 10 Porkers in the Senate. He has made a great recovery in the last 6 years.
I was shocked to find out he helped write the Chromnibus bill with the Budget Committee Dem Murkowski. Then I figured out that Murkowski was using him as "bi-partisan" as he was the minority senior Senator on that committee. Shelby voted no on every attempt to pass it, and voted yes on the Cruz point of order. Obviously, he did not like the bill.
Shows what snakes the Democrats, are.
 January 3, 2015 at 3:15pm
You’re right Titus. The government has been training generations of the poor in this country not to have responsibilities. Good Ole Uncle Sam will take care of you ( using the tax dollars of millions of responsible Americans).
Heard a great quote by John Schnabel last from the show Gold Rush. “Responsibility is a burden”. Out of “compassion” we are reliving peoples burdens by not requiring them to be responsible for themselves or society.
 January 2, 2015 at 10:56am
Instead of cutting the brake lines on his car, they loosened the bolts on his Exer-Cycle
 January 1, 2015 at 8:54pm
Teaching your daughters to respect themselves and to associate with men who treat them the same, create respectable ladies instead of tramps. Likewise, we need to teach our young men to treat girls with dignity also.
My wife and daughters are capable of opening doors themselves. But if my boys or I are with them, them never have to touch a door handle.
No it's not. It's how doormats behave. It's perfectly possible to show love and respect without having to resort to being servile.
Kupo, You're just making excuses for rude behavior (yours or someone else's). I'm afraid that modern thinking has gotten to you. I'm currently sixteen, and I hold doors for EVERY woman that is behind me whenever I enter a store or similar public establishment, whether she's 8.5 or 85 years old. Most of them (in particular the ones over 50 years old) will smile and say 'Thank you!' It's only been recently that women have come up with the blasphemous idea that whenever a guy is trying to be nice to you, it's because he feels sorry for you because you're a girl. What nonsense!
I actually do often hold doors doors for people, men and women alike, as a show of courtesy if I don't have to go too far out of my way. I don't necessarily have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with is with women who feel entitled to such treatment and men who feel like they are obligated to give such treatment.