October Newsletter

President’s Message by Rhonda Hughey

There are strange things going on in our nation’s capitol.  It seems that no one can get anything done.  Most of the time that is a good thing in Washington D.C., But, on October 17, the government will have reached the limit of the amount of money we can borrow.  Due to a lack of action on a budget for 2014 as of October 1,  when the new budget year begins, the government is functioning at a reduced level not shutdown as some would have you believe. Eighty five percent of the government is working only fifteen percent is not.  What we have seen is an unprecedented attack on our veterans by closing the WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, because they are considered non-essential.  The closing of the National Parks to visitors and even  trying to close some privately owned businesses, seems somewhat petty actions by the administration, when other things could have been done.

Some want to increase the debt limit, some don’t.
President Obama says he will not negotiate.
Harry Reid says anything that changes the Affordable Care Act is dead on arrival.
The Republicans have presented several bills that have been rejected, and the more the Republicans offer to compromise, the further the  Democrats push the line back, making it impossible to make a deal. But negotiation is a necessary part of our system of government!

We will have to wait and see what the outcome will be, hopefully our legislators will come to their senses and do what is in the best interest of our Country and not their own political agendas.

When you receive this newsletter it will be less than a week until early voting begins for the 2013 General Amendment Election.  There are nine (9) amendments to be voted on as well as two (2) Countywide Bond initiatives, and several city elections.

In order to be an informed voter, the link to an analysis of the amendment is below:
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Information on the two county bond initiatives can be found at:

Election Day is November 5, 2013

Our elected delegates and alternates head to San Antonio for the 29 th  Biennial TFRW Convention.  Wish them a safe trip, a good time, learn something new and bring back some great information.

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