Saturday, February 16, 2008

WIVB TV: News, Weather, Sports for Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and all of Western New York | Fundraiser Held for Man Who Saved Son from Fire

WIVB TV: News, Weather, Sports for Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and all of Western New York | Fundraiser Held for Man Who Saved Son from Fire:
"Literally put his own life in danger to save his toddler from a burning Southern Tier home. He paid the price with severe burns to his body. Saturday night, hundreds came out to support this Buffalo man. News 4's Rob Macko has more. It was a hero's welcome for 29-year-old Jesse Horbacz of Buffalo."
There is an article in today's Olean Times Herald as well. I could not find it on their site. (Which I know is shocking). Sort version he is out of the hospital and doing much better! The family is back living in the upstairs of the house we helped to renovate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is an Email I received that makes more sence than the Russian Roulet game congress is playing.

If each "grant" were set up with validation of primary need (paying off mortgages, student loans, etc.) established by corporate confermation and debtor's request for assistance for initial payments to be authorized with the "check/voucher" being issued in BOTH names, it would go a long way toward really bailing out our fiscal situation.

Not only that , but would lend some certainty that a fair portion would actually go for what it would to accomplish.

Just another pipe deam in a smokeless world.

David Mosher


Subject: american divdend
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:08:13 -0400

Art Davis for president!!!

Hi Pals,

I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in
a We Deserve It Dividend.

To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000
bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman
and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a
We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.
So let’s assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.
That=2 0sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads
Put away money for college – it’ll be there
Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car – create jobs
Invest in the market – capital drives growth
Pay for your parent’s medical insurance – health care improves
Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks
who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company
that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we’re going to re-distribute wealth let’s really do it...instead of trickling out
a puny $1000.00 ( “vote buy” ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of20our candidates for President.

If we’re going to do an $85 billion bailout, let’s bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG – liquidate it.
Sell off its parts.
Let American General go back to being American General.
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sect or bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here’s my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn’t.

Sure it’s a crazy idea that can “never work.”

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion
We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC ..

And remember, The Davis plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned
instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

Kindest personal regards,
Art A.C. Davis, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic

PS: Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it’s either good for a laugh
or a tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!!