The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


March 12, 2014

Viewpoint: This Congress is an insult to American freedom

Seventy percent of the American people think the country is going in the wrong direction. When did the country start such a drastic change in direction?

On Sept. 24, 2008, President George Bush asked John McCain and Barrack Obama to come to a meeting at the White House. Bush, using some of his cute stupid language, told McCain and Obama, this sucker is going to go down, sucker meaning the whole United States economy. Well, Mr. Bush, for the average citizens in this country the sucker did go down.

Retirement pension funds lost $2 trillion in 15 months, there was a loss of 10 million good-paying jobs that will not be back. The average value of homes in America dropped by $30,000 to $50,000, more than that in some areas. Millions of people lost their homes, no jobs, no money to pay for them. Millions of families suffered and are still suffering because of the financial fraud by big business on Wall Street, and at this date not one of those Wall Street crooks has gone to jail.

Gov. Mike Pence wants to give big business a tax cut in Indiana and the hard-working citizens of Indiana will have to pay for the business tax cut.

What Congress did was pass a law for the hard-working taxpayers of this country to spend $700 billion to bail out the big business crooks on Wall Street, and they can’t extend unemployment benefits for 2 million unemployed workers?

Several years ago the hard-working taxpayers had to bail out the savings and loan scandal that also took us for several billions of tax dollars. One of those saving and loans that went under was right here in Anderson on Jackson Street. The next day all those people that had their money in that savings and loan lined up on Jackson Street to take advantage of Franklin Roosevelt, (F-D-I-C) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Program for banks. Those people did not lose a dime of their money. Those conservatives lined up on Jackson Street did not mind at all taking part in the liberal Democrat entitlement program to get their money back.

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    July 31, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Voters, especially seniors, should ask questions It’s that time of year again. Kids are getting ready for school, corporations are reviewing their semi annual reports and — yes — many seniors are filling out their absentee ballots. Some are voting because they are fed up with the status quo, some out of habit and some because they feel it is their civic duty.

    July 29, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Adding such a robust water resource with Mounds Lake would set us apart I have lived in Madison County most of my life, and for the past 14 years, I served on the Town Council in Pendleton, recently retiring as president. I have watched with great interest the happenings around the proposed Mounds Mall for a few reasons.

    July 26, 2014

  • Letter: Dr. David and Kay Mares are local treasures Throughout history we have had treasures that were not appreciated until years or centuries after their time. The lost art of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The terra cotta men of China. Vincent Van Gogh was a failing, starving artist in his time. Now his works are some of the world’s most valued. Madison County has a prize of its own that should be recognized in its time.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Reservoir promotion has circus approach P.T. Barnum is starting his tour to promote the reservoir by going to all the towns surrounding the dream. Rob Sparks is this town's P.T. Barnum.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Repentance is key to surviving times What happens to a nation that refuses to repent before God? What happens to a nation that had strong Christian beginnings, but now more closely resembles Sodom and Gomorrah?

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Anderson's annexed areas still lack business On July 10, 2014, at the Anderson City Council meeting, the executor of the estate was shut off from speaking, because she did not live in Adams Township, and the person from Adams Township tried to get up and speak was not allowed to. The council rushed the vote for zoning the land for business.

    July 22, 2014

  • Letter: Birth control, abortion should be woman's choice Why are Republicans so gung-ho on restricting birth control and abortion? That's easy. Republican legislators are so unpopular because they don't legislate and literally block all bills that would help the middle and lower income classes.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bannon, Tom Viewpoint: Paramount is an investment that is paying dividends About 25 years ago the citizens of Anderson made a decision that would have a long lasting impact on the community. Instead of saving the old Paramount Theatre, which had fallen into serious disrepair, it was decided that the easy and prudent decision was to get rid of the building to create additional downtown parking. Shortly after the Paramount came down, the community got rid of another abandoned structure when the old Carnegie Building, which was the former home of the Anderson Public Library, was torn down.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: Wall Street should not be in politics Talk about corruption, ponzi schemes, we're looking at you, Wall Street, controlling the prices of our food, gasoline and clothing we must buy and about every company in America — while trashing President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Plan, along with every Democrat, to influence our elections, at the same time.

    July 17, 2014

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