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Horrigan, Johnson Look At Priorities

Republican Cites ‘Lean’ Government, Democrat Backs Business Point Of View

June 16, 2013

Vince Horrigan and Ron Johnson each have their own set of priorities when it comes to the chance of becoming county executive. Both men have a military background, with Horrigan serving in the U.S....

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Jun-16-13 2:30 PM

I expected to read 2 similar versions of the old standby message "more jobs lower taxes", a statement that is usually followed by vague generalities. Johnson is either not showing his cards, or he hasn't any to play. As an old law enforcement union guy I expect his actions would serve to protect those groups. However, we will have to wait for him to reveal his ideas. Horrigan's message is refreshing and displays a realistic approach to some fundamental issues in our County. I believe he "gets it". Sell the County Home. Please read his research article on that topic published a few months ago in the PJ. That piece shows that he studies issues before issuing opinions. Welfare to work and skills investment. Essential to a region that is becoming unemployable. Lean, value based government. Finally! Someone who believes that government shouldn't create services to continue growing its empire of tax and distribute. It may be early but Vince seems to have the right stuff

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Jun-16-13 11:18 AM

munch chomp

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Jun-16-13 10:46 AM

Howard, you can't turn everything into a partisan issue. You are projecting yourself into other bloggers. Instead of worrying about which party other blogger belong to, and how they have to stay that way, start worrying about how cannibalized taxpayers of all parties are by high taxes. Our problems go beyond party lines. We need good management at the top. If you don't have a plan and just speak in generalities, chances are Co. Ex. is not the place you want to be no matter what your political affiliation is.

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Jun-16-13 9:33 AM

Johnson being in the adult care business is a gross conflict of interest which I'm sure he would love to control the dept. of social services. I wonder how much medicare/medicaid he has lined his pockets with?

Where is johnsons comment about the tax burdensome county home?

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Jun-16-13 9:00 AM

Johnson is looking at it from a business standpoint, just As Romney did in '12. If your values were with Romney then they should be with Johnson or that just proves you are voting party line, no matter the candidate. I say let's run the county like a business - start smaller - see how it works before going state wide or having Trump for president.

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Jun-16-13 7:09 AM

I agree Fedup. No vision or plan, just more hope and change. How will he get businesses and "careers" here with out a plan to lower taxes? It seems to me that Horrigan is a man with a plan. We will no doubt hear more from both of these men in the next few months. I thank both of them for stepping up to the plate to give us a choice.

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Jun-16-13 4:31 AM

Mr. Johnson talks in generalities. In short, exactly like too many politicians already in government. Might not be a totally fair assessment but it seems that he promises to be fiscally prudent with a vague action plan which will probably result in maintaining government inertia.

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