Dallas joins 18 other cities in the AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy national town hall meeting. Let’s hope they just speak and don’t shout.
We all have our thoughts and ideas on solving the federal budget situation. Cut this program. Tax that sin. Throw the bums out and elect a whole new slate of bums.
Three foundations -- the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation -- want to hear the ideas set forth by the average citizen concerning the U.S. fiscal situation. Makes sense, we pay for it.
The foundations will conduct a 19-city town hall meeting -- Dallas included -- linking participants by satellite broadcasts and Internet video in which ordinary people voice their opinions and concerns. The sessions -- AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy -- play out from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 26, with Ballroom C at the Dallas Convention Center serving as the Dallas location.
According to a news release published by Pegasus News, “The public discussion will produce a set of national priorities that AmericaSpeaks will present to the president and Congress, as well as the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.”
It’s all billed as a nonpartisan confab, but c’mon, money … government … yeah, I see a whole lot of civil discourse in this future.
Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He makes it a rule to avoid talking about politics and religion. Those things will get you killed.