The Park Levy – And Other Lessons

Amidst this festival of minimal integrity I am hearing lines like this:

“I take full responsibility for that.”

“We will hunt down those responsible and see that justice is served.”

“Let me be perfectly clear….”

What good are any of these words without the action that is supposed to follow?

Because I am not seeing much action on anything these days.

So why are we hearing declarative statements like this all the time?

Is it to bolster the confidence of those watching in the huddled masses that are starting to doubt the story we’re being fed? Did you ever think we would get to the point in our America history where we are actually seeing commercials on television encouraging people to move to Belize? There are commercials about hording food for the big possible government overthrows that are on the way. There are commercials about hording gold and water and silver and guns.  Everyone suddenly needs a gun now.

The new healthcare program began to unfold and within a few days we learned that only a trickle of successful enrollments in the federal exchanges occurred. ADVERTISEMENT

The documents show six enrollments on the morning of Oct. 2, 100 by that afternoon, and 248 on the morning of Oct. 3.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spokeswoman tried to downplay the veracity of the data. The HHS Director backed her up at a recent House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing saying, “We do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven’t given it to date.”

Wow; awful lot of scrambling going on.

Then we have this other agenda playing that every time something bad happens, a whole line up of minions show up to inform us that that no one in power knew anything about this particular item. The picture they paint to me sounds like a senior citizen center where anything that can upset the patients is never mentioned. Seriously though do you recall any recently ousted CEO that tried to use the “I didn’t know about it” defense? Of course not because it begs the question, ‘WHY DIDN’T YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?”

There will be more elections coming soon folks, very soon. Our votes need to reflect these lessons we are learning every day here in 2013.  Things like “term limits” and “lifetime politicians” and “transparency in all things” need to be shouted from the mountaintops.

I am blessed to have been affiliated with a company of integrity for more than 30 years now. There have been times when decisions were questioned, direction was challenged, and authority was removed and replaced. It was done for and by the will of the people and always improved our company.

If our lawmakers and national conscience-keepers cannot give us the truth it is our job as American citizens to demand it and mandate the honesty we need through the power of our votes. Please continue to see through clear eyes and remember how this country was started.

Ron Ciancutti is the Director of Procurement for Cleveland Metroparks. He is not on Facebook, but he can be reached at


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One comment on “The Park Levy – And Other Lessons

  1. billy moore on said:

    Good job Ron. Where have all the good people gone that care about everyone and not just their own personal interest. They aren’t politicians. They aren’t lawyers. They aren’t doctors. The general public are just numbers and statistics. They are just ways to make money with no real concern for the actual people. I will without reservation totally support the next politician who runs a campaign that focuses on solving our problems and not just slandering their opponent. In fairness there are a few good doctors and lawyers. Not many, but a few. I don’t know about politicians.

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