We meet the second
Friday of each month at Puerto Vallarta
restaurant 301 Main Street in Suisun.
The meeting starts at noon. Lunch
begins at eleven.
CENTRAL SOLANO CITIZEN/TAXPAYER GROUP'S
SAVE FAIRFIELD TAXPAYERS MONEY:
Manager Sean Quinn
Dear City Manager Quinn,
Following the City Council’s January study
session, you invited us to recommend ways
the City could reduce spending. Here are the
recommendations of our Citizen/Taxpayer
- Eliminate functions except those that must
be done, and can only be done by the City’s
- Outsource every function that can be done
by the private sector.
- Fix the employee compensation system: make
it like the private sector.
- Investigate getting out of the Public
Employee Retirement System. Seek a pension
provider in the private sector; there are
- Remove paramedics from fire trucks. Have
Medic Ambulance respond to medical calls.
- Consider using firemen for code
- Eliminate laws and regulations not
essential for public safety.
- Approve no more residential development
until proper public services can be provided
to the entire city.
- Make sure all fees and assessments comply
with the State Constitution, Article XIII.
- Sell or lease both golf courses.
- Make public transportation programs pay
public use of the Police Shooting Range;
charge enough to pay for the opening.
- Use volunteers wherever reasonable; e.g.,
running Allen Witt gym and pool, in return
for some priority use; running the Senior
Eliminate medical insurance coverage for
part-time city employees.
dental and vision insurance should also be
dropped for elected members.
Most of these items need study and
acceptance by the community. We recommend
that staff work with citizen groups as was
done in Vision 2020, to build viable
proposals. Our members will be pleased to
George Guynn, Jr., President
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Solutions for America -- A Blueprint For Our Future
Today The Heritage Foundation released Solutions for America, a comprehensive guide for policymakers which Politico has called “The Conservative Manifesto.” The almost 60-page document offers policy guidelines covering 21 issues, with 121 specific recommendations for Congress to consider.
America, Heritage President Ed Feulner writes, is confronting “excessive government intervention [which] not only limits individual freedoms, [but also] stifles entrepreneurial creativity and job creation, locks the poor into a lifetime of dependency and poverty, and limits the ability of hard-working Americans to enjoy upward mobility.”
Solutions for America presents a clear conservative alternative, and is designed to put America back on the right track at a time when 58 percent of Americans believe we are on the wrong one.
“These recommendations may strike some as being too ambitious or unrealistic,” Feulner writes in the introduction “But bear in mind that seldom, if ever, has our nation faced challenges as profound” as what America faces today.
“Conservatives have real ideas,” he explained this afternoon at Heritage’s press conference announcing the plan. “We want Americans to know there's an alternative to big government spending.”
The Heritage Foundation knows that the only way to get the economy working for the people again is to get government out of the way. Only when government gives control back to the private sector can the market self-correct. Solutions for America insists that caps be placed on government spending, including on social welfare spending, and that government operate within a set and firm budget. Without limiting government spending, onerous taxes and regulations will continue to rise as the government tries desperately to stay afloat.
A major role of government, as our Founders envisioned it, is to keep its citizens safe from attack. While government spending is exploding in every other sector, it is shrinking dangerously in the area of defense. Solutions for America recommends “refurbishing our armed forces, especially our depleted Navy fleet and vital missile defenses.” As history has taught us, peace comes through strength and “a robust military is the surest way to deter aggression and reinforce U.S. diplomacy.”
Americans are ready for a change of direction. The Tea Party movement is gaining momentum and poll numbers indicate that Americans are opposed to runaway government spending, debt, and over-regulation. Heritage’s Matthew Spalding confirms that “the American people are poised to make the right decision.” The American people believe that we live in an exceptional nation, and in order to preserve it, steps must be taken.
The recommendations found within Solutions for America will help protect America and her principles for future generations
Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group meets
the first Fridayof each month
at 12:00 noon (11:00 AM for lunch) at Puerto
Vallarta Restaurant located at 301 Main
Street, Suisun City.
"A wise and frugal government... shall
restrain men from injuring one another,
shall leave them otherwise free to regulate
their own pursuits of industry and
improvement, and shall not take from the
mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This
is the sum of good government." —Thomas