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  • 02:32

    Access To Your State Comptroller

    in Finance

    Article I Section 10 of the United States Constitution states that; "No State shall make anything but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debt." The green Federal Reserve Note that we now carry were first issued in 1914 right after the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was passed." 

    On June 05, 1933, Congress passed House Joint Resolution (HJR 192) HJR 192 was passed to suspend the gold standard and abrogate the gold clause in the national constitution. Since then no one in America has been able to lawfully pay a debt.

    In 1971 President Richard Nixon took us completely off of the gold standard, but with the passage of HJR 192, congress stated that all debt is to be discharged.

    Our guest this evening, "Mr. Phillip Gillon," says that accessing the office of the State Comptroller is a possible remedy for our overwhelming debt.

    Let's Evolve Into Higher Consciousness...

  • 03:09

    Eyes Wide Open: DemBlogTalk

    in Politics Progressive

    Mike Collier, the 2014 Democratic candidate for Texas State Comptroller, joins us to talk about Texas' budget on BlogTalkUSA "Eyes Wide Open: DemBlogTalk" with Michael Handley (DemBlogNews) and Rheana Nevitt Piegols LIVE, December 8th @8:30pm cst.

    Among the topics we'll talk about is Texas State Auditor John Keel’s sudden resignation. His resignation will take effect just before the state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is issued. His departure may seem inconsequential, but it is worth taking notice of what might be behind his usually timed resignation, mid-audit.

    If the auditor of a major corporation were to resign abruptly mid-audit, the story would make headlines. Shareholders would want to know urgently whether the resignation had anything to do with bad accounting, fraud, or corruption inside the company. Join us for our discussion with Mike Collier on Eyes Wide Open: DemBlogTalk!  Call (347) 855-8118 to listen LIVE on BlogTalkUSA!

    #FeelTheBern Report: The Facebook page Texas For Bernie is up and running!  Check it out here! Like it, share it, and #FeelTheBern

  • 01:30

    RedMaryland NewsHour for Friday, 10/9/15

    in Politics Conservative

    On The RedMaryland NewsHour for Friday, October 9th, 2015:

    Are Skeeball & Pac-Man legal? We go to a meeting of the Governor's Regulatory Reform Commission to hear testimony to make Maryland more business-friendly. We talk to some of the commissioners and the head honcho of the Maryland Insurance Administration, Al Redmer. 

    We hear from the Board of Public Works, where AC is still a hot issue, where a health contract brings out testimony from Bruce Beareano, and where former RedMarylander Mark Newgent gets teased by LG Rutherford and Comptroller Franchot concerning fantasy sports.

    Plus, we have a news update.

  • 01:16

    Conservative Refuge Radio: October 26, 2015

    in Politics Conservative

    On tonight's show:

     As we have been telling you for years, don't believe that Comptroller Peter Franchot is anything other than another liberal democrat.  Here is some proof in the Comptroller's own words.
    An extended pro-life update as I share this article from Wired magazine and arm you with some more facts to counter the pro-suicide arguments being made.
     Some cycling news that adds a poignant reminder to the dangers of public policy encouraging more bikes on roads crowded with cars.
    Since people judge you by the words you use, why not expand your vocabulary with a little help from the Dude.

  • 00:50

    Virtually Speaking with John Rowan

    in Politics Progressive

    John Rowan was reelected to a sixth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America at the organization's 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois, First elected to VVA's highest office in 2005, Rowan has remained active with VVA since the organization's inception in 1978. A founding member and the first president of VVA Chapter 32 in Queens, New York, he has served as the chairman of VVA's Conference of State Council Presidents, for three terms on the organization's Board of Directors, and as president of VVA's New York State Council.

    Rowan, who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965, went to language school, where he learned Indonesian and Vietnamese. He served as a linguist in the U.S. Air Force's 6990 Security Squadron in Vietnam and at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, providing the Strategic Air Command with intelligence on North Vietnam's SAM sites to protect their bombing missions.

    After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Rowan received a BA in political science from Queens College and a Masters degree in urban affairs from Hunter College Rowan retired from city service as an investigator with the City of New York's Comptroller's Office. Prior to his election as National President, Rowan served as a VVA veterans' service representative in New York City. He lives in Middle Village, New York, with his wife, Mariann.

  • 00:56

    RedMaryland NewsHour for Friday, October 2nd, 2015

    in Politics Conservative

    On the RedMaryland NewsHour for Friday October 2nd, 2015:

    Governor Larry Hogan talk about hs experience meeting Pope Francis.
    The Governor and Comptroller Peter Franchot tell us how Marylanders can find out if they are owed a refund for being double-taxed. We'll also go to a Republican club that is re-starting, and hear how important such clubs are to the work of the party. We'll have a news update where we talk with a county council candidate who fought hard for a new school, and we'll hear about a bank's donation to help city police improve their relationships with Baltimore youth.

  • 00:56

    092215 Dennis Virtuoso, Jason Zona & Mark Grozio, Niagara County Legislators

    in Politics

    In this segment of the Vince Anello Show the guests are three of the four Democrat legislators of the 15 member body of the Niagara County Legislature. They all represent various parts of the city of Niagara Falls, New York. Legislator Dennis Virtuoso, who is also the minority leader, represents the 6th Legislative District, Legislator Jason Zona represents the 5th Legislative District and Legislator Mark Grozio represents the 3rd Legislative District. The main topic of discussion was the Department of Social Services Direct Pay voucher program for rental units for their clients. Two years ago the Niagara County Legislature passed a law that would have landlords receive rental vouchers directly. There was a recent effort by the legislature to rescind that part of the law but it was brought back to committee. The frozen water line issue in Niagara Falls was also discussed.

    Our callers today on the issue of rundown housing were from both Niagara Falls as well as North Tonawanda.

    The New York State Comptroller's report on the audit of the Niagara County IDA was also discussed.

  • 01:28

    RedMaryland NewsHour for 9/18/15

    in Politics Conservative

    On the @RedMaryland NewsHour for Friday, September 18th, 2015:

    Governor Larry Hogan calls out former Governor Martin O'Malley on FurnitureGate.
    He and Comptroller Franchot are perturbed that O'Malley made a paid speech to a State contractor
    The lack of AC in Baltimore County schools gets both men hot under the collar.
    The Governor cuts and eliminates fees, putting more money back in Marylanders' pockets.
    His Redistricting Commission hears public testimony as they deal with Gerrymandering.
    We also go to a debate watch party and a County Fair.

  • 03:09

    Eyes Wide Open

    in Politics Progressive

    Eyes Wide Open welcomes a very proud Texas Democrat and dedicated public servant, Mike Collier. In 2014 Mike threw his hat into the ring to run for Texas Comptroller.  Soon after the campaign came to a close he embarked on his latest venture, the 2015 Texas "listen tour" which spanned the first half of this year. Mike will share the details on his experiences with Texas politics and his thoughts on the issues and candidates for the Texas and National Election in 2016!  The GOP has mastered the art of the clear, concise, bumper sticker style talking point.  And, they have created an echo-chamber of confirmation bias, where from top to bottom the republican talking points are parroted out and saturate the conciousness of the right, even when the talking points are incorrect and/or would translate to horrible policy in the real world. Democrats  could learn from the GOP when it comes to messaging.  Imagine the success we would have if we were more unified and systematic in delivering the progressive values, priorities and policies we believe in!  Mike has many excellent ideas on messaging, branding and being proud of who we are and what we stand for as Democrats!  He will share those ideas and much more tonight!

    Please Check out Michael Handley's Blog, DemBlogNews!

  • 01:00

    082715 Mike Pillot-2015 Candidate for Mayor, City of Lockport NY

    in Politics

    In this segment of the Vince Anello Show, August 27, 2015, Mike Pillot, a candidate for mayor, in the city of Lockport New York, discusses his candidacy. Mr. Pillot discusses contract negotiations with city employees. He gives his views on the assessments, the Assessor's Office and the Treasurer's Office.

    Mr. Pillot is a former city of Lockport employee working the police department. During the program it was pointed out that the NY State Comptroller will be monitoring the city of Lockport's budget process for about 10 years.

  • 00:31

    John Clifton - Libertarian Party Nominee for New York State Comptroller

    in Politics

    John Clifton is the Libertarian Party nominee for New York State Comptroller in 2014. He spent 6 years in the United States Navy and 15 years working as a Social Worker doing homeless outreach, drug counseling and foster care prevention. John served 3 years as State Chair of the New York Libertarian Party and currently serves as State Representative for the Libertarian Party of Queens County