A New 9 Member Commission .... ?
I am not saying that a commission (or department or person) is not required to see to the rights, programs for the aging. However at this time of financial crisis that is getting worse all the time, do we need that many people (and associated costs) added to our woes. I don't know enough about the current government infrastructure, but is there no one looking at aging programs now? I find that hard to believe.
"A bill to establish the V.I. Commission on Aging under the Office of the Governor was amended and passed out of committee to the Rules and Judiciary Committee. The amendment details the requirements to appoint the nine members of the commission, giving each member a two-year term. The amendment also gives the commission the authority to elect a chairperson."
This passes out of committee along with another necessity to be owned and operated by the Gov.t ..... the Drag Strip. Boy is this important stuff they are working on.
Gov't will do anything except how to figure out our current gasoline and WAPA woes. Has anyone noticed how few articles are in the newspapers telling us where the government stands on how we are going to get fuel for WAPA come this July? Makes me nervous not knowing what our overpaid senators are doing. On a side note, I got gas this morning on STX and was pumping my gas behind a government vehicle and the person driving the govt SUV paid ahead of me and merely signed a ticket/receipt for their $90 worth of gas!!! No cash was exchanged or credit card was used. In the meantime, I paid $60 cash to fill up!
Luckygirl--the gas that government vehicles use is prepaid up front to the gas stations. So they are not getting it for free. A particular account may have a standing order with one gas station. They can fill up until that order is depleted. Alot of programs are funded by grants or federal money, so sometimes the money is coming from those sources, not the vi government.
You can rest easy just thinking that they probably filled up on Friday so they will have plenty of gas for personal use over the weekend!:@)
ANY TIME THOSE WONDERFUL REPRESENTATIVES ARE IN SESSION IS COSTS US MONEY.
WHAT ABOUT HAVING THEM GO BACK AND REMOVE LAWS INSTEAD OF JUST ADDING.
OR BETTER YET GO DOWN TO FIVE. TWO FOR ST CROIX, TWO FOR ST. THOMAS, ONE FOR ST. JOHN.
AND THAT WOULD STILL BE TOO MANY!!!!!
I SEE NO END TO THIS. THERE WIKLL BE NO BAIL OUTS.
The gas might have been prepaid, but WE ALL PAID FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
According to a recent article, FINALLY the Vi Legislature is implementing austerity measures (what took so FREAKING long?!?)
One of the measures states that senators cannot use their government vehicle and must use their own car. And that they must pay for their own gas.
So - if anyone sees a VI senate car on the road - report it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have gotten a free ride for way too long..
That's interesting. Pre-Paid gas. I wonder how many tanks were filled and then syphoned?