The report from the U.S. Army about problems with Winder-Barrow High School’s JROTC program was an exercise in overkill. If this is how the Army spends taxpayer funds, it’s a huge waste.
Nobody comes out of the probe looking good, either. You can read elsewhere the details of what reportedly happened in the ouster of Major Tom Evans from the JROTC program. At its core, the report paints a picture of adults acting like petulant middle school students — who got to sit where with whom and who’s boyfriend-girlfriend.
Doesn’t the Army have better things to do than spend days looking into this kind of thing? And why can’t the adults in the Barrow County School System begin acting like adults?
The city elections will be over soon. Early voting ends Friday and next Tuesday will be Election Day.
The most interesting elections are in Auburn where two seats are being filled and in Winder’s at-large race.
Auburn went through a lot of controversy last year over its city bus system and entanglement with a developer. All of that blew up and left city officials looking bad. Whether or not that will have an impact on next week’s elections, however, remains to be seen.
In Winder, there will likely be a runoff between incumbent city councilman Bob Dixon and either Lorin Sinn-Clark or Nicole Tobias. In a three-way race, the incumbent has an advantage of name recognition and generally makes a runoff. The issue next week may come between Sinn-Clark and Tobias as to which one makes the runoff.
So, how’s ObamaCare working out for you? The website problem is just one of the areas where the new law is going to have some major issues.
Now many people who have been buying their own medical insurance are getting notices that those policies are being canceled and that the new policies under the ObamaCare mandates are going to cost significantly more.
We all remember the Obama pledge, “If you like your current insurance and doctors you can keep it.” Now that promise turns out to be false.
There have been a lot of warning flags about the very real problems of ObamaCare, but its proponents have been in denial. Now those problems can’t be ignored.
But there is one good thing about this mess: It proves in a very tangible way that bigger government is not the solution to our problems.
Mike Buffington is co-publisher of the Barrow Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.