Local News touts: Trump’s wall will cause catastrophe here

I read this article at First Coast News and wondered if what they reported could be true.

They stated, “Naval Station Mayport could lose more than $100 million in the contentious border wall fight.”

Read the article here: http://Border wall fight could cost Mayport base over $100 million in funding

That seemed far-fetched and we decided to ask someone who represents us, serves us in Washington and is close to what is going on. We reached Representative John Rutherford and asked him if this was a possibility.

His statement is below:

“I expect they have enough in previously appropriated accounts and still unexpended funds in accounts in every Department to meet the Presidents needs. It’s called remissions. It’s like the City does, sweeping program accounts of all unexpended funds from completed programs. I’m confident the President and DOD will cut from Milcon in a way that doesn’t hurt defense or Mayport. The media is just looking at the 2019 program appropriations in milcon and saying it’s at risk. And to some extent it could be, but highly unlikely. But there is not yet a list the President has put out.” 

Thank you Rep. Rutherford for bringing a sense of calm to the “sky is falling” media hype.

We appreciate the media and would hope they would stop the left-leaning tactics of their reporting. It has hurt their image and caused more and more people to turn to other sources for their news. If they keep it up, TV news will be extinct one day.

First Coast News deserves a Stink Eye for political posturing instead of good old journalism of – “just the facts.”

Billie Tucker
Billie Tucker has worked in the CEO world for more than 30 years and was the Chief Operating Officer of Vistage Florida, a think tank for CEOs. She started her own consulting practice, CEO Service Bureau, in 2001 and earned a reputation for her keen understanding of the motivations, challenges and goals of people and became a life-long student and teacher of leadership principles.
She craved anything leadership related and enjoyed being around the world of entrepreneurial CEOs. She watched as they made decisions; pondered how they would make payroll when cash flow was tight; and appreciated how they created career opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people. Because of her experiences, she has emerged as a key resource for the media and others who want to understand important insights about executives, management teams and board dynamics.
In 2008, Billie became discouraged as she watched some of her clients struggle with the political economic impacts on their businesses. The same CEOs who mortgaged their home and charged up their credit cards to make ends meet to build a business and keep others working, now watched as their government bailed out the big banks who had mismanaged their resources. She cringed as most of her clients laid off employees for the first time and she vowed she would help them… somehow…someway.
That somehow…someway showed up in the Tea Party Movement in America. She formed one of the largest tea party group’s in America (more than 9,000 members strong) and helped bring attention to America’s debt problem, out of control spending, over taxation and regulation strangulation on companies.
With her background in working with leaders and her influence in the political and leadership world, Billie has continued her dream to help CEOs navigate these troubling waters that permeate the world of capitalism in America.
She has been an active participant in the media as a guest on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, Bott Family Network Radio and co-hosts a political/financial radio show in the Northeast Florida market entitled, Smart Money.
She was the first speaker at the House of Representatives Tea Party Caucus inaugural event and was invited by Heritage Foundation to speak at their prestigious annual Heritage Resource Bank, and on their National Security Panel live broadcasts.
She spoke at the Congressional Republican House Retreat in Pennsylvania in 2012. She was also the co-host and co-producer of the CNN Tea Party Express Debate in the 2012 Presidential Election.
She is a firm believer that America needs more entrepreneurs and more opportunities for people to use their God-given talents and passions to better themselves, their communities and America.
Her favorite quote has become her mission to help CEOs succeed:
“Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas Edison

Billie Tucker Volpe

Billie Tucker Volpe Founder of Eye on Jacksonville and Leadership Consultant to CEOs/Executives.


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