Have you tried buying change at the bank lately? They’re rationing whatever they have because they can’t get any from the Federal Reserve Bank in Mobile. This probably doesn’t mean much if you don’t own a business, or you have a business that doesn’t deal in cash.
Quarters, for example, come in a box of 50 rolls. Knowing about this shortage, I tried to buy ten rolls instead of the usual box. She gave me two rolls. Try making change when there isn’t any.
Below is a letter addressed to our State representatives and President Trump.
First of all, thank you for your service and representation. I am appealing toyou for a solution to a problem I thought, as a small business owner, I would never have to deal with. I’m asking you because this is a Federal issue.
I don’t know if is a national problem or just in NW Florida, but I can not get enough coin change from our Regions Bank in Pensacola. They tell me that the Federal Reserve Bank in Mobile, where they get their change from, is closed. Something to do with COVID-19. I don’t know if that’s the case, but that’s what I’m told.
I understand that, by law, a bank can not be closed for more than three days. So I was not concerned about not getting change for our business. But this has gone on for two weeks with no end in sight.
This is a problem. A big problem. And not a peep about it in the news, so I’m proud to be the one to tell you that the problem exists. Please find a way to solve this problem.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see the water quality of Bayou Texar be safe to go into again? Right now, it is not. Page through the last year of Health Department inspections and see how often this occurs for Bayou Texar.
Unless you’ve been paying attention, you will be surprised to learn that the regular and chronic closing of Bayou Texar due to fecal contamination has been an issue in Pensacola for over 30 years. And it isn’t getting any better. Not surprising since the City/County/State government has done nothing to remedy the situation.
Now, Bayou Texar is ranked the worst in the State of Florida.
Top six Florida sample sites by the number of potentially unsafe days:
Bayou Texar: 24 (Escambia County)
Sanders Beach: 23 (Escambia County)
Crandon Park on Key Biscayne: 17 (Miami-Dade County)
Bird Key Park: 17 (Sarasota County)
Venice Fishing Pier: 15 (Sarasota County)
Bayou Chico: 14 (Escambia County)
The report also revealed, “a sampling site at Bayou Texar in Escambia County was potentially unsafe for 24 days, more than any other site in the state.”
Bayou Texar water quality and what’s being done about it has been on The Lunch Counter’s radar since 2007. A link to all of the articles is HERE. Sadly, it seems the reason I posed for the lack of action in 2007 remains the same. There is no political will to follow through to clean it up. And there are no deep pockets to sue.
Now that D’s and the media, for the most part, recognize that the Southern border is out of control, they all still resist any attempt of the Trump administration to fix it.
They scoff at President Trump’s invites to Democrats to meet and fix it. Meanwhile, record number of illegals make their way here to get on the gravy train. The incentives that the current immigration laws provide them.
Some R’s accuse the Democrats as not having a plan to deal with the crisis on the border. It should be obvious by now that they actually do have a plan. Democrats’ plan is to do nothing. They’re seeing undocumented democrats. The rest of America and Americans be damned.
This budget deal is Democrats’ way of saying “FU Trump. We Heart Open Borders. Here’s what you have to work with. Have a nice day!”
As small as it is, it comes with a qualifications. For instance, no increase in the number of Border Patrol Agents.
As for the “barrier,” the legislation limits designs to only those that were in use two years ago, before Trump’s election. No Trump innovation, no new wall construction or design is permitted.
The legislation does not pay for the increase in beds the administration requested for detention facilities. Left up to what the House appropriated, they intend to continue the catch and release of illegal aliens, including those with criminal records.
Let them sleep on the floor then. The ‘plus’ from that would be that it would be a negative incentive for others to come and crash the border. Which is currently estimated to be 60,000 per month. And, that they will not be released to prey on Americans and American Cities because Democrats won’t spring for a bed.
The House of Representatives is not responsible for the National Security. The Executive Branch is. That’s why President Trump has declared a National State of Emergency, to give him the means to fulfill his responsibility of keeping us safe.
Oddly, Nancy Pelosi and her Party are crying that Trump has overstepped his bounds by going around Congress. In reality, it is Congress that failed to provide funding necessary for national security, something they are not responsible for. By virtue of their actions, NOT funding national security as requested by the DHS, Border Patrol, and the President, Congress is the one interfering with business of the Executive Branch. Not the other way around.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren announcing her candidacy for 2020 presidential race is so patriotically inspiring about America and Americans, surpassing Trump’s SOTU Address. NOT!
She portrays an angry woman inciting her supporters to essentially hate successful people in America, because, they became rich by robbing you, the ordinary working man. Wouldn’t they do better if they kept their money, and not give it to billionaires?
Belly up to the counter. Politics are on the menu and Ross is on the grill.