To the beautiful Marfa people who wished me a happy retirement and for your wonderful gifts, thank you!
God bless you all and I hope to see you when I come to visit Marfa soon.
Tiburcio “Bucho” Garcia
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All towns have “givers and takers.” Marfa has an abundance of “givers.” To all the people who answer my phone call with a “yes,” I thank you. It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful people we have in this little town. I have never known such giving people who will do whatever they can to help you.
Again, I say thank you, which without your help the Thrift Shop might cease to be. Know that we appreciate all that you do for the store.
Marfa and Presidio County Museum Board
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It would be somewhat unfair to characterize our Representative in the US House, Francisco Canseco, as a “do-nothing congressman.” He DOES do two things with monotonous regularity. One, his town hall meetings consist entirely of attacks on President Obama and, two, practically every sentence he utters is either misleading or an outright lie. But of course, neither of those acts is of any benefit to his district constituents.
He says the House has passed numerous bills to create jobs, then in the next sentence claims the government doesn’t create jobs. Huh? And when you look at the list of those “jobs” bills passed by the House you find the devil in the details as they consist only of giveaways to banksters and polluters. No wonder the Senate won’t pass those; most Senators actually want to see the economy recover and our lives get better.
When the President proposes any government actions that actually WILL create jobs or improve our economy the House Republicans refuse to even consider it. Consider this: Over HALF of the counties in the US are officially designated disaster areas due to drought. Meanwhile, Canseco and his fellow Teapublicans have taken off five weeks vacation to come schmooze for votes without first passing the disaster relief bill desperately needed by farmers and ranchers. But as the economy recovers too slowly and as our food prices start going up, he will be telling us once again that it’s all Obama’s fault.
Here’s a little civics reminder. It is said that, “the President proposes and Congress disposes.” All spending bills that fund programs and services of the federal government are the responsibility of the Congress, not the President. The President can only request of Congress what he would like to see done, and, once approve by Congress, the President implements the actions. Keep that in mind when you hear Canseco blaming it all on President Obama. Most of all, keep that in mind when you go to the polls in November. Those of us in House District 23 have a chance to elect Pete Gallego and restore genuine representation and leadership in the US House of Representatives.
“The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then get elected and prove it.” — P.J. O’Rourke
Mary Bell Lockhart
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