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Big check for the Vets Hall

Original post made on Jan 8, 2010

The weather was chilly but the feeling was warm this morning as U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) presented a huge ceremonial check for $200,000 to Danville Mayor Mike Doyle and Bob Chipley, representing the Veterans Memorial Building Development Committee of San Ramon Valley.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 7, 2010, 7:09 PM

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Posted by Ken
a resident of Diablo
on Jan 8, 2010 at 9:17 am

Politicians slap themselves on the back for taking our tax money and distributing it as if they wrote the check out of their own bank accounts. This is only the tip of the iceberg of wasteful government spending that is sapping the economic engine of our country and leading to high unemployment amongst people who simply want to be self reliant and not beholding to politicians for handouts. I honor our Veterans, but why this and why now? Get people back to work, and maybe we can afford this.

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Jan 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

Echoing Ken (a resident of the Diablo neighborhood) comment I can only add that those who "take" are just as guilty of malfeasence of office as those who "give" of the taxpayer's monies!
This is not the time to be spending anything that does not directly contribute to the creation of private sector jobs and econominc recovery. I too am a Veteran but feel strongly that I didn't get shot at in order to defend the distribution of "pork" by our elected officials.

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Posted by Brian Cameron
a resident of Danville
on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:17 am

$200,000 is next to nothing.
$2,000,000 would be noticeable from a government that now
counts in TRILLIONS.
Thanks for next to nothing Jerry

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Danville
on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

This project - to rebuild this historic but decrepit veterans memorial building - will generate local work for a lot of people, and the people using the new facility will increase foot traffic in downtown Danville. That means more local shopping and more business revenue (and jobs) in the area. The building will be available for use by veterans, seniors and citizens throughout the San Ramon Valley. Sounds like a great use for our tax dollars.

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Posted by Farmer Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jan 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Farmer Dave is a registered user.

Thanks, Jerry, for all your help for veterans. Thanks in particular for your assistance in getting additional VA benefits for my father-in-law, a Pearl Harbor Survivor (USS Nevada).

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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

Thank you Congressman McNerney - this is a wonderful gesture for our veterans, and for the Town of Danville! Any amount is very much appreciated!!

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