beachmami13

Another interesting aspect of government waste is the access to free medical care for non citizens. When I lived in Canada as a non citizen, I had to pay out of pocket for my medical care, as it should be. However, the US provides the free medical care (at a cost to the citizens) to non c…

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Great idea! Now let's add in a bar to the Maritime Museum and a small scale whiskey making operation. Next, let's add in a tiki bar to Carrot Island, of course with sustainably processed alcohol. And don't forget that we need to change the height variance for the tiki bar so it can be tal…

beachmami13 commented on Land of lost opportunities

I think expanding the port would prob. bring in better jobs than the concept of tourism driving the whole economy. I know offshore drilling is controversial, but there are definitely benefits to that as well too, as it would provide well paying jobs to a blue collar workforce.


I don't know if that is necessarily true for many corporations. If you look at the average CEO and top level employees' wages, there is a huge discrepancy. I don't know how I feel about raising the minimum wage, but I do know that huge discrepancies between CEO and lower level employees d…

This is so true! I work 2 FT jobs, but neither offers insurance. I can get Obamacare but without expanded Medicaid, my younger daughter would't qualify. It's frustrating for me, as I have to work a lot in order to survive, but never qualify for any services. There are a lot of us in that …

beachmami13 commented on Land of lost opportunities

I am not confused about the difference between both. I just feel that the county should make a plan to attract business that would pay the local job force, esp. displaced fishermen, a living wage. The Dollar Store and fast food restaurants, etc. do not pay a living wage. With the thousand…

beachmami13 commented on Defending the MaST closing process

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beachmami13 commented on TDA reports rosier outlook

It would be so cool if we were able to promote this area as a safe place to bring kids and with lots of things for kids and families to do. The focus seems to be on a different crowd, which makes it hard for those of us w/families who have a lack of activities for them.