Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call with the media Friday to discuss the budget plan proposed by the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin.
“I’m against the Ryan tax plan for a host of reasons but mainly because it attempts to balance the budget on the backs of veterans, cops and first responders,” Owens said.
Ryan’s proposal would slash the debt by $5 trillion over the next decade; more than President Barack Obama’s budget proposes. Ryan’s plan would cut domestic programs and restructure Medicare and the supplemental nutrition program (food stamps).
A 61-year-old resident of Phoenix was arrested last week after he reportedly exposed himself to two small children, members of the Fulton Police Department said.
At about 10:52 a.m. March 22, Fulton officers responded to the K-Mart store, located at 41 Riverglen Plaza, to investigate the report of an elderly male who exposed his genitals to two small children.
The responding officers, acting on information from store employees, located the suspect at the Dollar Tree store next to K-Mart. The suspect, identified as Dean M. Suboski, reportedly admitted to investigating officers that he had exposed his genitals to the two small children.
New information was provided during Monday’s meeting of the Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee regarding an ethics complaint that was reportedly leaked to the press.
Last year, a complaint was filed by former legislature chairman Barry Leemann against Legislator Shawn Doyle. Doyle said he was contacted by a reporter prior to being notified that a complaint was filed against him.
Doyle added that he immediately contacted County Attorney Richard Mitchell and inquired who might have tipped off the press. Mitchell, Doyle said, told him that the packets had yet to leave his office when he contacted him within five minutes of his call from the reporter.
I’ve given much thought to my gasoline bill over the last week. It’s come to a place where I feel I need to “put up or shut up,” as I’ve heard it said through the years.
I refuse to sit at a desk and grouse about the high price of gas on my commute. I’ve decided to move.
I’ve known for awhile that I would be moving and that it was just a matter of when I’d do it. There comes a time when one has to make change, rather than just wait and wait for external circumstances to be different.
It’s easy to get caught in a mode of blaming the government, or blaming the president, or blaming the boss, or blaming the economy for my quality of life (or lack thereof).
“We live by faith, not by sight.” — 2 Corinthians 5:7
Albert Barnes, the 19th century pastor and theologian whose notes still speak, wrote, “We believe in the existence of objects which are invisible, and we are influenced by them. To walk by faith, is to live in the confident expectation of things that are to come; in the belief of the existence of unseen realities; and (allowing) them to influence us as if they were seen.
“The people of this world are influenced by the things that are seen. They live for wealth, honor, splendor, praise, for the objects which this world can furnish…. (they live) as if there were nothing which is unseen… as if they ought not to be influenced by the things which are unseen. The Christian, on the contrary, has a firm conviction of the reality of the glories of heaven; of the fact that the Redeemer is there; of the fact that there is a crown of glory; and he lives, and acts as if that were all real, and as if he saw it all.”