Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is running for State Auditor and recently announced a slew endorsements from a handful of prominent Republicans such as former Lt Governor Peter Kinder, the current House Budget Chair State Representative Cody Smith and two former Speakers of the Missouri House, Todd Richardson and Elijah Harr. The State Auditors office is unusual in that it is the only state office that is filled by election in an election season opposite all the other state offices. What this means is that if the state treasurer, secretary of state and state auditor want to run for governor, the secretary of state and the state treasurer would be stepping away to run for governor. The state auditor however, would be running in the middle of his term and if he loses the race he would still be the state auditor since that position was not on the ballot. So far, Scott Fitzpatrick faces State Representative David Gregory for the republican nomination for State Auditor. Gregory has the backing of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Missouri is the 6th most expensive state to own a car. Car prices are surging in the United States. Rising demand, in conjunction with a limited supply of new vehicles on dealer lots, has led to a 45% increase in the consumer price index for used vehicles since June 2020. Perhaps now more than ever, car buyers should bear in mind that the cost of vehicle ownership goes well beyond sticker price. These costs are not uniform across the country, however, and in some states, motorists can expect to spend thousands more per year than in others. Between insurance, fuel, and maintenance and repairs, the typical motorist in Missouri can expect to spend about $3,369 per year on vehicle ownership â the sixth highest annual cost estimate among states. Nationwide, the average cost is about $2,807. The above taken from – Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square Aug 25, 2021
With the fact that Missouri is 6th highest in the nation – conservatives should take note of everyone so-called conservative or republican who chose to support the higher motor fuel tax that we’ll all be paying at the pump.
Covid Cash is bad for the labor force and now we have the proof. Governor Parson’s decision to end the Covid Cash to people not working, and in many cases, choosing to not work, has improve Missouri’s unemployment numbers. Missouri’s unemployment rate fell from 4.3% in June to 4.2% in July – amounting to about 15,000 new employees. Although this isn’t an enormous figure in the grand scheme of the strategy, it seems to signify that people are willing to work for their money – who would have thought?
Pro-growth strategies for Missouri – Read this article by Aaron Hedlund, chief economist, and Andrew Wilson a senior fellow at the Show-Me Institute.
…. And there’s another page from Florida’s pro-growth playbook that we should adopt. High-quality K-12 education ranks high on the list of desired attributes for anyone or any organization looking for a new home. Florida’s public schools used to be among the worst in the nation. Today, they are top 10 in both reading and math….CONTINUE READING.
WATCH: Biden feigns leadership by invoking the Bible, losing a child, and calls for a moment of silence all in the same speech. My quick analysis of President Biden’s response to the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan yesterday – this speech is so manipulative, I didn’t even get into everything that was scripted for effect but I did mark the parts where he specifically discussed his response. BONUS – watch my response to Biden’s activities during the moment of silence he calls for during his speech.
Paul Curtman is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, an author, conference speaker, and statesman. For nearly 20 years, Paul has helped lead and develop leaders in the United States military, public service sectors, and business.
Paul is a strong advocate for personal and economic freedom as well as the strength and integrity of the free market system. He is a Fellow at Club for Growth in Washington D.C. and currently lives in Missouri with his wife, Ruth, and their four children.