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Thoughts on my own healthcare proposal

I have heard so much about healthcare reform. I would like to know if there is a truly conservative option that we could get behind. I have decided to put my own ideas down and would like for others to chime in, add, show me where I'm wrong and, hopefully, someone smarter than me will make a legitimate proposal that is NOT just a Republican sponsored idea for "One Size Fits All Government Control of Healthcare".

My Healthcare reform.

Part 1. Each state shall be responsible… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on September 3, 2009 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Playing Golf and Talking Politics

My friends in the great state of Virginia.

I am very happy to announce that having moved here from New England last year, my wife and I have turned down an opportunity to move back home in favor of accepting this as home. We have come to an agreement on a house in Chesterfield County and should be moving in at the end of May. We have appreciated the warmth of the people here and are looking forward to making new aquaintances and new friends.

As a Reagan Republican I have… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on April 8, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Chesterfield County Public Schools

As a disclaimer I must say that I work for Diligent Delivery Systems and it is my job to show companies how I can save them money by outsourcing their logistics.

I recently contacted the Chesterfield County Administrator to speak with his office about ways to save money while improving county services. I had done some homework and found that I could save the county anywhere from $30k to $60k a year by outsourcing their materials transportation. The county currently uses several vans… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on March 9, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Watch out.... Sheep Burp

I saw a troubling story this morning on Fox news. Apparently the burping of sheep is contributing to global warming gasses.

This is not a new assertion though it was a little bit troubling to see it on Fox news. The question is where are they going with this. I urge everyone to remember that everything starts out small. Ten to fifteen years ago no one would have considered gay marriage and now you are evil if you are against it. Now conservatives are looking at Civil Unions as a fall… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on February 28, 2009 at 10:42am — 4 Comments

Change we could count on

Barack Obama campaigned on "Change we could count on". In looking at his appointments one can see how he wanted to get away from the status quo in Washington by bringing in new blood free of the scandals of past administrations.

1. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - No rehashing of past administrations here. I'm sure there aren't any scandals in her past either. Last I heard she wasn't even being questioned on whitewater or on her $1000 to $100,000 commodoties investment. Don't… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on January 14, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Open question to Veterans and those that love them.

My father is a Vietnam vet who for most of my life struggled with PTSD and several other physical ailments. I watched his condition deteriorate through years of drug and alcohol abuse and survived many a long night of abuse as a result of it. I did not understand at the time that my father was "self medicating" his condition. Still he put food on the table and provided for his family.

Finally after a 30 year battle he was hospitalized and afforded disability benefits by the veterans… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on December 16, 2008 at 8:41pm — 3 Comments

The U. S. Financial Crisis. A well planned fiasco.

It is my opinion that the current position of the U.S. marketplace is no accident. It rather is a crisis that was created by those who wish to advance the progressive agenda for this country. I come to this conclusion simply due to a gut feeling and the knowledge that those who hope to gain from the crisis are the same ones responsible for it.

Quite simply, our current economic crisis is being used to move this country towards socialism. Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and those… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on December 13, 2008 at 6:03pm — 6 Comments

Hello and Season's Greetings

This is my first Blog post so I'll keep it short. Just a quick introduction.

My name is Mark Collins and I moved to Virginia from Vermont last March. I came here as a Manager with DHL. You can imagine how that's working out. C'est la vie!

I am a Christian father of two children. Abigail Brook (5) and Sarah Mae (2).

My wife Katie thinks I'm a goof for writing a political blog but it'll keep me from talking her ears off some so it's all good.

I have… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on December 13, 2008 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments








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