Jon Gusack

JonH 5 years ago on Skelton loss at the top of 2010 Missouri news stories

Well, this sounds like a good argument in practice, but the reality is that state governments do live on federal money. For that to change we need to change federal law. Until then we are at a disadvantage if we do not take federal money. Though some federal money comes with too many strings attached.


JonH 5 years ago on Skelton loss at the top of 2010 Missouri news stories

It was most likely a better vote for the country, but for his district they will get less money. You can look at that as a mistake or a bold move against Washington politics.


JonH 5 years ago on Missouri lawmakers want drug testing for welfare

I agree and I think we need to go a step farther. Lets drug test our state representatives who receive 35k a year from our government.


JonH 5 years ago on Social Security fund now seen to be empty by 2037

Here is the real story....

"Social Security has built up a $2.5 trillion surplus since the retirement program was last overhauled in the 1980s. Benefits will be safe until that money runs out. That is projected to happen in 2037 "

"The $2.5 trillion surplus, however, has been borrowed over the years by the federal government and spent on other programs. In return, the Treasury Department has issued bonds to Social Security, guaranteeing repayment, with interest."

So yes... the government took your money and spent it on something else and promised to pay it back. This is nothing more than robbery if they don't pay it back.

A lot of government programs have failed us, but for once a government program running a surplus? What does the government do? They find that big chunk of saved money owed to the people and they go spend it on something else. The problem isn't the program it is the politicians from both sides who decided to spend money that wasn't actually theirs.


JonH 5 years ago on Jefferson City mayoral hopefuls outline stands, trade barbs

What have the people in the suits given this city, state and nation recently?

I would say that the majority of people in this city do not go to work in a suit and tie. So why should our mayor?


JonH 5 years, 1 month ago on Red Cross responds to heavy load in 2010

The local Red Cross chapter is a United Way of Central Missouri member agency and receives no taxpayer dollars to support disaster victims. All donations remain in the community in which they were received, to support local disasters.


JonH 5 years, 1 month ago on Skelton loss at the top of 2010 Missouri news stories

Ike Skelton was basically a Republican. Ike Skelton brought so much bacon home for that district... the voters may have made a mistake on this one.


JonH 5 years, 1 month ago on WMD team stages Cole County exercise

This is great. Last time we were attacked by a WMD and IED we were totally unprepared.