War on Poverty not helping families get ahead
The debate is intense on whether big government is better for our lives or little government and I must bring to everyone’s attention the War on Poverty.
The “War on Poverty” began with President Johnson in 1964 and the passage of the Economic Opportunities Act.
Currently the federal government has over 75 programs and there are the state programs which has led to almost no change to the percentage of Americans living below the poverty line. Government programs provide little to no incentive to getting out of poverty and reward failure versus success. The programs are used by politicians to retain power.
Charity is best left to individuals to decide versus the government.
Speed limit reduction would work on other streets
Thank you to the City for reducing the speed on 20th Street SE. There is another road that I would like attention drawn to which is 99th Ave. SE, north of 20th St. and south of 4th St. SE.
The posted speed limit is 30 mph, please abide by it.
I would like to see the speed limit reduced to 25 mph just as it is North of 4th St. SE.
This section of 99th is one hundred percent residential, no official sidewalks, no lights, and multiple school bus stops prior to sunrise and after dusk.
I have asked the City several times to reduce the speed limit and am aware that other citizens are also interested in reducing the speed by any means, speed bumps, traffic control, etc.
If you need to get to Frontier Village fast please use the thoroughfares that your taxes are paying for and don’t speed through our neighborhoods.