Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Tea Party Anyone? Speak now while you still can.


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Reply With Quote
  #1  
Old 04-14-2009, 05:58 PM
musician/lawnman's Avatar
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 7
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Tea Party Anyone? Speak now while you still can.

Tommorow there is a nationwide tea tea party protest movement against Obama's, spending, stimulus plans, bail outs, & tax policies.
Anyone else here planning to attend? We are all business owners, most with children. Policies being put into action now are crippling the private sector & growing government. Tax & spend, tax & spend. This is no way to solve our national problems. We should all let Washington know where we stand.

You can look up for the protest in your area on this site:
http://taxdayteaparty.com/teaparty

Watch this video:
__________________
AAA QUALITY CLEAN CUT, LLC.
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
Visit us here:


Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-14-2009, 06:05 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
A lot of people have contacted me about this.

I don't know what to say about the current situation. I don't think we are anywhere from it being over.

I was reading that a sign that the economy is turning around is when more jobs start to appear again, but the majority of people hired are hired by small businesses.

I have yet to see any small business friendly legislation come through. I have yet to see any results in making health care affordable. We seem to still be in a disastrous situation and I can only hope in time we will work our way out of it.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-14-2009, 06:24 PM
musician/lawnman's Avatar
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 7
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

Here's another video for you all to watch:
__________________
AAA QUALITY CLEAN CUT, LLC.
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
Visit us here:

  #4  
Old 04-14-2009, 11:10 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Chuck how dare you!!! I was about to go to bed but now I am so pumped up and my anger is renewed toward my "non-representing representatives".

In reality Chuck, Thanks for posting those. The last one especially was awesome and is a great reminder to us all about what all we have lost. If I were not working tomorrow, I would definitely look into going to the tea party. This is something I have believed in for a while. We are living in a whole new time of taxation without representation......

Thanks again,
Eli
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-15-2009, 12:53 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default The Right Wing Comspiracy is alive and well

Quote:
Originally Posted by musician/lawnman View Post
Tommorow there is a nationwide tea tea party protest movement against Obama's, spending, stimulus plans, bail outs, & tax policies.
Anyone else here planning to attend? We are all business owners, most with children. Policies being put into action now are crippling the private sector & growing government. Tax & spend, tax & spend. This is no way to solve our national problems. We should all let Washington know where we stand.
You can look up for the protest in your area on this site:
http://taxdayteaparty.com/teaparty

Watch this video:

I am a proponent of the ďRight Wing ConspiracyĒ, only problem is, I just canít find where the meetings are held. Kidding aside Ė There should be many public meetings on jobs, the economy, energy, taxes, out of control spending, etc. etc. There are some, but they are not reported on or are just buried.

When the spendulus bill was manufactured and over 1000 pages, I said it could be trimmed down to 50. Take each page, check to see that the amendments created permanent - full time - private sector jobs. If not throw the page out. What would be left would probably have been less than 50 pages.

Taxes Ė Donít pay your taxes until you are nominated for a position on Obamaís cabinet. Another joke Ė almost! Iím sick and tired of all miss information doled out. The middle class will see at least another $13.50 in their weekly take home. This part is true but the tax rates have not been changed by one penny. The only thing changed was the withholding tables. Many citizens will owe tax next April 15th. The government figures the average refund is $650.00 If you take $13.50 x 52 you get or $702.00 - $52.00 more that was deducted! And to cover his spending proposals the tax burden on every family will be $180,000.00 over the next 10 years and then only if there is no inflation.

Energy Ė we have enough reserves to cover all our needs for 100 years. But only if we are allowed to get it. We have oil off our shores that we canít get but other nations can. We have Oil Shale, vast oil reserves already found we arenít allowed to get. Natural gas is abundant and easy to get but we import 40% of out needs. Why? Nuclear power is available. We donít need gigantic centralized plants. The oldest nuclear power plant in the world is still functional. Its small but supplies electricity to an entire city and surrounding areas. Didnít know that did you? It is at Princeton University. Itís small, localized, and has been running constantly for 66 years. My oldest son is a nuclear engineer.

The Global Warming farce has already cost the American people dearly. Higher costs due to transportation cost increases. Higher food costs due to ethanol production (the corn for livestock feed has doubled) which is only 70% as effective gasoline and more polluting. 20 mpg efficiency for a gas powered equals 14 mpg for an ethanol powered vehicle!

The facts donít support global warming. The earth has cooled every year since 1999! Al Gore has 5,000 scientists that back him up. I donít think political scientists and social scientists are qualified to make the case. There is a coalition of 40,000 PhDís (real scientists) that dispute it. Al Gore doesnít believe in it or he would accept at least one debate with one of them.

The polls show that 76% of the American people want our own energy supplies utilized. 80% want the runaway spending stopped. 80% want the tax system overhauled Ė 55% want a Fair Tax system.

The people are speaking in the polls but Washington isnít listening. These polls, the demonstrations, the facts are overpowered and dismissed. Dismissed by the election system, the mainstream press and the internet. Yes, the internet. I heard a report today that stated the Oboma organization submits 1000's of blogs daily to move negative stories to the regions of the search engines too far down to be found (sound familure).

Our government was set up as Ďa by the people for the peopleí system where representatives were elected by their districts to relay the wishes of their districts. It has mutated to an unrecognizable facsimile of the original intent. Elections, laws, and bills are distorted and dictated in a way not intended. Instead of 52 voting blocs there should be 575 ( one for each Representative). Representative that should be compelled to vote the way their district directed them. Eliminate partisanship by voting as directed or be replaced.

Iím taking my soapbox to the local Tea Party! Join me if only in sperit!

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-15-2009, 08:18 AM
musician/lawnman's Avatar
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 7
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

Eli,

Check your area, many of these protests are in the late afternoon as it is WORKING PEOPLE that are against all this. The folks content to sit on welfare & unemployment are not typically the type to be standing to the right.

Steve,
Good post sir!
__________________
AAA QUALITY CLEAN CUT, LLC.
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
Visit us here:

  #7  
Old 04-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Has anyone here ever considered running for an elected position for a certain amount of terms just to see what you could do differently?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-15-2009, 10:30 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default I was an Assemblyman in NY

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Has anyone here ever considered running for an elected position for a certain amount of terms just to see what you could do differently?
I was an assemblyman for 2 terms in Sylvan Beach, NY. It was a small community (village) with a population of 612. An upstate community with country values (the adults anyway). Everyone on the council was a consertative republican but one. I resigned after an auto accident and 1 1/2 years of rehab.

I don't I'll ever run for office again though. The time demands were just too much.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-16-2009, 12:30 AM
majoe7 majoe7 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Rep Power: 6
majoe7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Sylvan Beach, NY. It was a small community (village) with a population of 612. An upstate community.

Wow, Sylvan Beach brings back some memories. I'm originally from Syracuse. An upstate community. LOL

I loved going to Eddies Spaghetti House and the Seafood restaurant next to the canal. Ummmm good food. Sometimes drive to Vernon Downs or the Pumpkin Farm just down the road. I enjoyed bringing my tent and pitching it out on the shore around Oneida Lake. One time I was looking out at the boats going through the channel and I leaned forward and fell into the water. I had to climb up the latter to get out. Everyone was looking at me. I always wondered what the latter was for, now I know.

Thanks for reminding me of some real good times.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-16-2009, 12:47 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Good Times

Quote:
Originally Posted by majoe7 View Post
Sylvan Beach, NY. It was a small community (village) with a population of 612. An upstate community.

Wow, Sylvan Beach brings back some memories. I'm originally from Syracuse. An upstate community. LOL

I loved going to Eddies Spaghetti House and the Seafood restaurant next to the canal. Ummmm good food. Sometimes drive to Vernon Downs or the Pumpkin Farm just down the road. I enjoyed bringing my tent and pitching it out on the shore around Oneida Lake. One time I was looking out at the boats going through the channel and I leaned forward and fell into the water. I had to climb up the latter to get out. Everyone was looking at me. I always wondered what the latter was for, now I know.

Thanks for reminding me of some real good times.
I had a lot of good times too. Left NY because of expenses (taxes and fees). I had a duplex and had to keep the other side rented just to cover the property taxes ($7,800.00 per year). I didn't leave NY, I escaped!

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Hardscape Party Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 12-30-2008 07:33 PM
Outdoor party rental idea Steve General Business Discussions 0 11-04-2008 11:56 AM
Hosting a block party to promote your business Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 07-15-2008 12:17 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
Today 03:25 PM
by stevef1201
4 8,659
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
Today 03:19 PM
by stevef1201
11 421
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Today 03:14 PM
by stevef1201
28 2,724
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
Today 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 349,516
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
Today 12:31 PM
by jrs.landscaping
6 509
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
Today 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 1,484
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
Today 10:45 AM
by Steve
7 474
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 10:23 AM
by Steve
179 14,407
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
Yesterday 09:48 AM
Yesterday 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 45
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 329
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
11-26-2014 12:12 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 278
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
11-26-2014 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 106
WNY saying Hi.
Sargewesser
11-25-2014 07:27 AM
11-26-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 112
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-26-2014 11:19 AM
by Steve
18 705
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
11-26-2014 10:58 AM
by Steve
10 446
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
11-26-2014 10:57 AM
by Steve
22 6,344
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-26-2014 10:40 AM
by Steve
14 502
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
11-23-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 06:29 PM
by stevef1201
8 271
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
11-24-2014 05:49 PM
by biglee
16 3,311
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 04:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 733
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
11-23-2014 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 399
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-22-2014 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 627
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 225
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 1,083
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 641
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 2,008
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,572
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,297
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 887
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 662
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 588
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 411
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,511
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 371
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 637
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,717
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,844
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 32,069
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,806
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 551
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 757
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 436
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 506
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,471
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 710
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 617
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 408
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 425
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 695
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 469
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 apartment lawn care estimate auger bark bid blades bob villa care charge collections commercial decorating demonstration edging employee problems ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring how much to charge how to installation john deere quik trac kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lighting monthly mulch mulch estimate new buisness past due patio install per hour service podcast pto redmax reo scripts shell snow snow plowing sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree turfgrass consulting up sell employee
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy