Renters benefit the most from tourism?

November 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRenters benefit the most from tourism? – This is the sentence we hear most often.Only we renters benefit from tourism, is tourism something for everyone else that endangers their comfort of life?To all banks, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, confectioneries, furniture manufacturers, carpenters, plumbers, builders, real estate agencies, transport companies, dairies, bakeries…. life would probably be quieter if we renters didn’t have guests because of which they have to work so hard?Retirees should also not crowd the beaches, wait in line at the bakery, listen to all that tourist bustle gu? Probably everyone’s life would be more beautiful and easier if there was no tourism, especially us landlords who do nothing and earn enormous money?We are:- inherited real estate,- of course the money to edit them, it goes in the kit,- We all have an agency like booking com that takes a minimal commission from us- and maximally fills objects,- we do not pay VAT, tourist membership fees, contributions, taxes, etc.…Our only job is to welcome guests and change the bed linen, but even that is difficult for us, so we take women to whom we pay a miserable 60 kuna per hour on the black market?Our only concern is how to avoid entering VAT because we are always somewhere on the verge of crossing the threshold of HRK 300.000,00? ”Author: Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo – Counseling for apartment ownersRELATED NEWS:INTERVIEW ANAMARIJA CICARELLI: DO NOT REDUCE ACCOMMODATION PRICES, BUT RAISE QUALITYlast_img read more

Fan reactions to Syracuse’s 60-55 win over Pittsburgh

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

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Loss of House Rules power saps Dreier’s fundraising

January 11, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgWASHINGTON – San Dimas Republican David Dreier’s fundraising has plunged since Democrats took control of the House and knocked him from a top GOP leadership slot, new federal campaign records show. Dreier, who was unseated as chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee in the November Democratic victory, raised less than $27,000 over the past two quarters. That’s an almost unprecedented low for the prolific fundraiser, who even in nonelection years has been known to raise at least $100,000 in any three-month span and often more than $200,000. “We’ve already seen that when you move from the majority to the minority, there are many jolts. All of a sudden, the lobbyists aren’t too eager to pour money into your coffers,” said Norman Ornstein, a political analyst with the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank. Dreier said he often takes a fundraising break after elections. Yet records show that was true only once, in the final months after the 2004 election when he raised $20,350. In the next three months, however, he raised more than $164,000. This time around, things have stayed at record lows. He took in $3,380 in the final months of 2006, and only $20,275 in contributions between January and March. At the same time, Dreier and others noted he continues to have nearly $2 million in his coffers, putting him among the 10 most financially secure lawmakers in the House. “I don’t think I have a pressing need,” added Dreier, saying sometimes lawmakers need to take a break from seeking campaign contributions. “Give people a rest,” he said, “including myself.” Among other Southland Republicans, Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, raised $102,800; Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, raised $65,793; Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, raised $109,086; and Gary Miller, R-Diamond Bar, took in $35,600. Among Democrats, Rep. Adam Schiff of Pasadena, who now sits on the House Appropriations Committee, raised $89,421; Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, who chairs a House Resources Panel on energy and water issues, raised $37,642. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, who leads a Judiciary subcommittee raised $65,120; and Rep. Hilda Solis of El Monte, a top member of the House Energy Committee, raised $44,470. Pitney also noted that Dreier waged a strong re-election battle in 2004 after conservatives in his district accused him of being soft on illegal immigration. When he easily beat his opponent, Cynthia Matthews, again in 2006, Pitney said, he likely felt financially secure. “He can breathe a little easier,” Pitney noted. “He sat back knowing he has a cushion,” agreed Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles Democratic Party. But, Bauman argued, he doesn’t believe Dreier can take re-election for granted. “I’m not sure any Republicans bordering on a blue area feel secure,” he said. “We certainly have our eyes on that seat.” [email protected] (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Contributions to other Southland Republicans who lost clout in the new Democratic regime have dipped, but none as drastically as to Dreier. Some analysts attributed the sharp decline to the peculiar centralization of power in his former position as chairman of the House Rules Committee. The obscure but powerful panel touches every piece of legislation that goes to the House floor. Its leader decides, often at the bidding of House leadership, everything from how long a bill will be debated to which amendments, if any, will be granted a vote. The Rules Committee is essentially the one in which the party in charge makes its agenda happen. “It’s all or nothing. Either you have the power or you don’t,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont-McKenna College. “If you’re an interest group, you want to make friends with everyone on the Appropriations Committee, whereas it does you no good to court the ranking member of the Rules Committee,” he said. last_img read more