I'm very glad that the top three Republican presidential candidates are not "establishment" Republicans. Republican voters are finally saying, "We're tired of business as usual. We want a return to conservative principles and smaller government!"
For years, I've returned National Republican Committee solicitations with a note that says "When the Republican Party grows a spine and returns to conservative principles, I'll start donating again." I'm tired of Republicans "reaching across the aisle," and efforts by the Republican Party to "broaden its base" are only resulting in less support from its natural base.
We were told that if we'd give Republicans a majority in Congress, they'd get rid of Obama-care. They'd reduce government and trim costs. None of that has happened, and all we get are excuses. Cronyism runs rampant, fraud is prevalent, and our border is a joke. Our veterans receive sub-standard medical care while illegal aliens get free care at any hospital. Our seniors face Medicare cuts and frozen Social Security checks (though they paid for both programs) while government spends billions every year on food, housing, medical care, and education for illegal aliens.
Our military has been weakened. Big banks have been strengthened. Wages are stagnant and full-time jobs are scarce.
We have a government run by politicians who are beholden to major corporations, mass media, unions, and other special interests. Those who toe the line make millions on the "speech circuit" after retirement.
Republican National Committee, take heed: We're tired of "politics as usual!"
At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.