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 operatesEast 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.