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January 2019 Posts

Impact Fee “Extortion” Has Negative Impact; City & Commissioners Blissfully Unconcerned

The Fernandina Beach City Commission unanimously voted last week to raise city impact fees for infrastructure to the maximum allowed by the state despite the fact that: The city already has excess impact fee money it hasn’t spent; the Public Utilities director says he doesn’t need it; a judge declared them illegal; and a recent study out of Tallahassee says they squeeze middle and lower income families out of the housing market.

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“Red Rover, Red Rover, Come On Over” Chant Democrats

The majority of Americans polled say they are in favor of more border barriers — steel or concrete, it doesn’t matter to them as long as it helps stem the flow of illegals across our southern border.

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Government? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Government

Last week the Dow Jones jumped more than 700 points and is still climbing; the Federal Reserve said it wasn’t considering raising interest rates anytime soon; the December job numbers blew way past the predicted 176,000 to more than 312,000; U.S. manufacturers say they are experiencing their best phase in two decades; and unemployment is reported at all time lows, particularly for blacks and Hispanics who are enjoying their best job prospects ever. 

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I’ll Start Listening More This Year As I Might Hear Something That’s Worth Remembering

Fay Vincent, commissioner of Major league Baseball, 1989-92, wrote a Wall Street Journal opinion piece Monday, December 31, 2018, that impressed me.

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