Included among those Republicans was Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, who has created a “private” Republican Party to use for his own personal benefit in case the other, “official,” Nevada Republican Party would not follow his orders.
The passing of SB 483 by a Republican-controlled Senate and Assembly is a good example of what the Las Vegas Tribune has been expressing for a very long time: The people of Nevada are not well represented by the elected officials of either party.
During the last election campaign the Las Vegas Tribune pondered the harsh but necessary belief that Governor Brian Sandoval should not be reelected to his second term, even though this was the first time the alleged Republican governor ever finished a term in any office he ever held.
No one wanted to believe us; they were manipulated to ignore us despite the fact that many knowledgeable people agreed with us.
Up to now the community still has the hope that this newspaper was wrong and that the “anti-government tag” the career politicians have been working so hard to pin on our publication is deserved, but we believe that the passing of SB 483, with the highest tax increase in the history of our state, has made many realize that we were predicting the truth and that we are on their side and against liars — corrupted politicians that make a living manipulating the system to
their own benefit.
Since we saw the light for the first time, we have been fighting the abuse, criminal behavior and dictatorial rulings of the Public Administrator and the Public Guardian, both of whom at one time were ruled by Jared Schafer, but it took only one Sunday newspaper article for the County Commissioners to act surprised, with tears in their eyes, promising to end such injustices.
Is that happening because the County Commissioners do not read the Las Vegas Tribune? Not at all; it happens because of the cold war created by government entities against the Las Vegas Tribune’s audacity to print the truth and expose what goes on behind the scenes of Nevada government and Nevada politicians.
It bothers the local and statewide public officials that we do not take sides with our friends; it bothers them that with our small budget and our financial tsunami that doesn’t allow us to build the manpower team needed to expose their modus operandi, we still manage to do just that.
There have been those who tried to infiltrate our group of dedicated personnel and disrupt our mission, but it was to no avail because we always found them out and gave them the pink slip and the boot.
Whether or not such individuals of sleazy background or sleazy intent came here because they claimed to like what we were doing (they always say that), soon they tried to change things. Some tried to damage the name of the newspaper by using drugs in our building. THAT will always get them thrown out into the street.
Others tried to influence us to endorse the wrong candidates just to make us look inept, misinformed or that we’re taking sides with someone we liked; liking someone is never our basis for an endorsement.
We’ve had people on both sides of the aisle trying to misguide us, but we always take the side of the community. What is good for the people of Nevada is good enough for us at the Las Vegas Tribune.
What the people have done in Carson City during this 2015 legislation session is inexcusable — those anti-Nevada politicians should be taught a lesson by taking them out of office as soon as it is possible.
The people of Nevada need to know that neither party is the party of the people of Nevada, and that this tax increase, regardless of what they want to call it, is against the people’s wishes and it is not at all necessary.
If they want to improve our education system they need to take over the administration of that entity and organize the budget to fit the school district.
It is time to start thinking of the people of Nevada and stop playing games that only insult the citizens’ intelligence. And if the politicians cannot realize that, then it is up to the people of this great state to take over and show these abusive politicians a lesson by throwing them out of office.
Don’t do it just for this generation; do it for the future of our children because they are only going to enjoy what we leave behind — the fruit of our work for them.
It is time for the community to take over and not allow these corrupted politicians to make fools out of them.