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May 12, 2014

Viewpoint: Keep sending do-nothings back to Congress

As everyone knows, Mike Pence wears his religion on his sleeve. He talks about praying to God before making decisions like running for governor, and I expect he is busy every day praying about the presidential race in 2016. I wonder if he prayed to God about denying Medicaid for thousands of Hoosiers? Nah, he denied the three years paid for by Hoosier taxpayers simply because he doesn’t like the Affordable Care Act.

That’s right, he turned down billions of dollars to pay for health care for three years, and then 90 percent for years to come. We paid for and will pay even more for this coverage, and for his personal reasons thousands of Hoosiers will have no coverage and many will die because of it. He should be impeached, but with a rubber stamp Republican Statehouse nothing will happen. Like I have always said, he was a do-nothing rep for 12 years and he will be a do-nothing governor. His own colleagues said he was ill-prepared for the job.

Next comes Paul Ryan and his budget “Path to Prosperity” for the rich. Cuts trillions from programs for hungry kids and those Americans who are already suffering from lack of jobs and other programs for the poorest of us. But hey, he will have plenty of tax cuts for the rich, and absolutely no raise in the minimum wage. He chides black and brown Americans about their lack of work ethic and denies extending unemployment benefits to those who have been out of work.. and why? Because Republicans have killed any measure by Obama and the Democrats to put Americans back to work building roads, bridges and schools, just so it won’t look good on Obama. Ignore those who need jobs!

And on Wednesday, May 7, Rep. Susan Brooks said in talking to voters, she found most were pleased with the direction of the Republican-controlled U.S. House and frustrated with the Democrats in the Senate and President Barack Obama. She must be only talking to tea party members, as the Republican House has a favorable rating of 11 percent. All she and Boehner have done is send over 50 bills to repeal Obamacare, spend millions of dollars on witch hunts about the IRS and those four Americans killed in Libya. Under G.W. Bush there were over 80 attacks on U.S. embassies and 11 Americans killed. Does anyone remember any two or more years of investigations on these horrible acts? Nah, Bush was a Republican.

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  • 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

  • Letter: 23 Relay for Life teams raised $40,000 As chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: Ritz under attack by state education board I attended the Indiana State Board of Education meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 9, and was genuinely disturbed by what I saw.

    July 17, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Dispatchers should not lose wages, benefits In regard to the plan to combine the city and county dispatch centers to one unit: Since this has come up it has pointed out a shameful tragedy of a group of employees in a life-saving unit of government. The city's emergency dispatch operators haven't had a pay raise in about 10 years.

    July 16, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Law trumps compassion on immigration problem As I was watching a debate on the immigration problem, the "build a fence" participant appeared to lose considerable moral ground when his liberal counterpart said, "There is a high moral ground … I would like to have an open border situation. It would be good for this country …. " She summarized by saying we ought to be a "compassionate nation."

    July 15, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Goodstock crowd continues to be considerate On July 5th Good’s Candy Shop held its sixth annual Goodstock. This event features live music, food and a car show. This year was a record turnout with 120 cars on display and over 1,200 people visiting.

    July 14, 2014

  • Letter: Dickmanns set a good example for city What a beautifully warm day and what a great day for the city of Anderson on July 3. The Anderson Town Center Park was renamed the Dickmann Town Center Park by Mayor Kevin Smith during a ceremony that was attended by an enthusiastic crowd.

    July 12, 2014

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