Failing rapidly

October 18, 2021

This slide came from a recent El Paso Independent School District presentation:

If I am reading this correctly we got worse in every category.

We deserve better


Good customer service attracts customers

October 13, 2021

There was a time where upon landing at the airport one could walk down to the baggage section and find their baggage already waiting for them.

The service was excellent.

Many out of town travelers told me how much they enjoyed their experience at our airport.

With the highest homestead property tax rate and the second highest industrial property tax rates of the 50 largest cities in the United States we don’t look too good to companies that might want to relocate here.

Little things count. First impressions count.

Couldn’t we at least make flying into El Paso a more enjoyable experience?

We deserve better


Not the reason

October 9, 2021

The El Paso Times recently shut down its El Paso based printing presses and moved their printing function to Juarez. included this from the Times in their article about the change:

“Where the newspaper is printed does not impact our ability to provide outstanding journalism and service to our readers, advertisers and communities,” a company statement read.

We now know that where the newspaper was printed was not the impediment to the Times providing outstanding journalism and service.

It must be other things.

We deserve better


Getting the other guy to pay your bill

October 4, 2021

This was the headline of a recent report on

61% of Americans paid no federal income taxes in 2020, Tax Policy Center says

The article went on to say:

The top 20% of taxpayers paid 78% of federal income taxes in 2020, according to the Tax Policy Center, up from 68% in 2019. The top 1% of taxpayers paid 28% of taxes in 2020, up from 25% in 2019.

So they want the “rich” to pay “their fair share”.

“Fair” in this case evidently means more.

We deserve better


Magic from Washington

September 30, 2021

Some in Washington believe that we should spend an additional $3.5 trillion on new programs.

I copied this from the news site the other day:

Defending a bill not yet fully drafted, Democrats are determined to avoid a deficit financed spending spree. They are growing frustrated by the focus on the proposed $3.5 trillion spending total, arguing far too little attention is being paid to the work they are doing to balance the books. Biden on Friday said he would prefer the price tag described as “zero.”

“The idea is that [the] entire package should pay for itself.”

“We pay for everything we spend,” Biden said at the White House. “It’s going to be zero. Zero.”

Evidently the way he expects to “pay” for this is with our money, through higher taxes.

There is no magic here, only slight of hand.

We deserve better


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