I want to take a moment to thank the Bedford Country Sheriff’s Office for their handling of the recent wave of car break-ins in our neighborhood. The Sheriff’s office used reverse 911 calls to alert us to the problem, patrolled the area regularly, and then called again to let us know that the person(s) they think are responsible have been apprehended.
Amazingly each year there is a national immigration ‘lottery’ by which approximately 50,000 foreign nationals receive green cards to become legal permanent residents of the U.S. Each successful applicant is chosen at random and given permanent resident status based on pure luck. The visa lottery program threatens national security, results in the unfair administration of our immigration laws, and encourages a cottage industry for fraudulent opportunists.
Local school boards across Virginia got a bit of good news last week when Governor Bob McDonnell vetoed a mandatory physical education bill that would have cost them millions to implement. Now’s not the time to push more mandates on local school divisions seeking to balance some very tight budgets.
It’s time the government cuts back on spending like everyone else is doing. Now is not the time for a property tax increase with the cost of everything going up!
A lot of cuts could be made, especially in the school system. Most of the schools have a principal and two or three assistants at some ridiculously high salaries. Why so many assistants to the assistants?