March 6, 2012 — Anyone who follows the news must be aware of the overwhelming debt incurred by the federal government in Washington, D.C. and our state government in Sacramento.
Many counties in California also are awash in red ink, and the debt threatens to overtake the taxpayers’ ability to pay and eventually sink our economy.
At many levels of government, one of the biggest and ever-growing pools of debt is the retirement and post employment benefits promised to government workers.
I first heard of Davy Jones and the Monkees during the winter of 1966 when they exploded on the music scene and television screen.
I played in a garage band in those days and we tried to cover every song we could off the radio.
In those teenage days of halfway through high school, I always rode my steel-wheeled skateboard to band practice where we would try to figure out how to the play the music from the hit parade.
March 6, 2012 — In a tough economy where businesses across the United States are struggling to stay afloat, many companies are opting to end their military discount programs, and some never had one in the first place.
For veterans, military members and their families the price break, however minor, represents more than just the cheaper cost of a set of tires or 10 percent off the admission price at Disneyland.
I checked. He’s not lying.
Some of them he said he even knows. A few he’s actually met.
Remember the days when friends were flesh-and-blood buddies we called and hung out with on the weekends?
We shared rides, jokes, beers and fish stories. We played games, built trust and had each other’s back.
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