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Student Loans; Starts Your Dependency

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 27, 2011 – In 1981 I graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and had outstanding loans of nearly eight thousand dollars.  During college I worked selling paneling, Sears fences, door-to-door fire detector sales,… Continue Reading →

China Pays Homage To America And Its Scientific Contributions To China’s Space Program

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 26, 2011 – China is getting ready to launch the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft in early November.  This is the next step in China’s development of their space capability – learning how to dock in space.  America is still… Continue Reading →

Perry’s Flat Tax – Optional

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 25, 2011 – Governor Rick Perry introduced his flat tax option with great props but a strong lack of conviction.  If you believe in a Flat Tax, as Steve Forbes did, you push it completely take your… Continue Reading →

If at first you don’t succeed…

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 24, 2011 – The old saying is, if you at first you don’t succeed, try and try again:  Understood within that saying is that you learn from your failure and then try something new.  Yet the more… Continue Reading →

Lee’s Summit City Council Ends Single Hauler RFP

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 20, 2011 – Lee’s Summit City Council tonight voted 7 to 1 for ending the Citywide Solid Waste/Recycling Request for Proposal.  On Friday the 21st the City was to appear in court to resolve the current restraining… Continue Reading →

Deffenbaugh versus City of Lee’s Summit

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 20, 2011 – The Solid Waste and Curbside Recycling issue in Lee’s Summit heads to the courts tomorrow in Jackson County Courthouse.  Only the party that can show “injury” can bring such a law suit and Deffenbaugh… Continue Reading →

Deffenbaugh Industries Gets Temporary Restraining Order

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 17, 2011 – A great e-mail went out today from Councilpersons Whitley and Gray regarding the current state of the Solid Waste and Curbside Recycling RFP from the City of Lee’s Summit. A temporary restraining order was… Continue Reading →

Blue Springs Town Hall – Senator Kraus Guest Column

On Sept. 29, I held my sixth town hall of the year in Blue Springs.  The town hall was co-hosted by Rep. Jeanie Lauer, R-Blue Springs. In addition, four Blue Springs Council members were there to answer questions on local… Continue Reading →

Romney, Cain Strong Showing at Republican Debate

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 11, 2011 – Mitt Romney and Herman Cain had a strong showing in tonight’s Bloomberg /Washington Post debate held in New Hampshire.  Romney’s polished speaking style and economy based questions gave him a good forum to show… Continue Reading →

Zogby Poll Shows Cain Beats Obama and Leads GOP

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 7, 2011 – The latest tracking Zogby poll shows Cain taking the lead among GOP candidates by 20 percentage points over nearest competitor Mitt Romney – who once again falls to 2nd place.  On a flat line… Continue Reading →

Steve Jobs: Thank you!

LEE’S SUMMIT, October 7, 2011 – Few people in this world have had the positive impact Steve Jobs had on how we live and work.  His ability to anticipate the desires of the consumer and his confidence to make it… Continue Reading →

China Space Program Advances as US Wonders What’s Next

SHENZHEN CHINA, September 27, 2011 – The long march to space continues for China as it stalls in the United States.  In today’s Shenzhen Daily, as I read it at the airport, the headline reads: Tiangong-1 launch planned at 9:16… Continue Reading →

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