This will take some planning and coordination in order to promote the most productive/interactive discussion possible......Before I do anything, take a brief look at the linked site......Walter Burien is probably the foremost "authority" in this specific venue......Readers/contributors to a discussion like this may need to tap his vast resources in order to access CAFR information for their specific municipalities.....In my case, the local treasurer's office denied access to what is supposed to be public documentation and I was forced to rely on Walter's resources for same.....Having him in our corner (IMO) would certainly be a big plus.
I leave this up to you since I'm merely a casual visitor here.
Finances/money trails seem to be VERY germain to all the issues batted about on this site. How about getting down to a grassroots level (village, town, county) and exposing the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of tax Vs. spending?
By law, every publicly owned/funded organization is required to file a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) that is "supposed to be" a matter of public record.
This means that every state,county,city, town and all orginazitions within (police, fire, schools etc.) must submit annual financial data to justify dispersment of taxpayer funds.
Access to this information should be freely available to all taxpayers and would make a great topic for discussion/debate.
In the event that a person is unable to obtain this information locally, I've included a link to a series of sites dedicated to exposing the massive spending frauds foisted upon taxpayers and the general public at large.
Yes Margaret, my page was hacked and I expected that everyone would run and un-friend me. But instead, my FB friends not only stood by me but also helped me with anti virus programs and procedures for re securing my page with a new password.
I was awed and humbled with the way my FB friends closed their ranks around me and supported me.
Every day I continue to try spreading the truths I have come to see, and am also in awe of and grateful for your friendship, and diligent work in our common goals for a better world where people can be free to walk tall and seek to truly be the best that they can be.
Hello again, If you set up Save the Dollar, I'll join. Thought we set up a like group in past? THANKS for the Happy Birthdays, I'm a Senior so is a little bit of a shock. Survived Heart Attack, Jan '06, Thanks to Doctors, Nurses and 2 Hospitals, went by copter in 10 minutes. Heart stopped in cath lab. My father was not so lucky, I was 10, a Jr and still remember. Good Friday '07, got double bypass. Surgeon said I had 1 chance in a Million. I took it. 4 hr operation. Like to think God has more plans for me. When turned 70 outcast from local Militia? Am in local Patriot group, Save A Patriot & Liberty Tree Radio, I was invited by the leader. Sunday will be at son's, with daughter and 5 grandkids, daughter's son has autism from vaccines. He is in special schooling.
Take in distilled water every week, no Fluoride, daughter said: like came out of a fog
Wish you a swell Holiday. We still have alot of work to do. Have signed 1,000+ Petitions so far. Safety in Numbers. Sincerely, Mel B