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July 5, 2013

Letter: Common man's current woes trace to GOP

Taxes in Indiana are going down for the rich and Carmel and Fishers. Not for you or me! The only tax break we get, if you want to call it a break, is when your pay check goes down, resulting in less taxes.

All the time that restaurant employees make $3 an hour, plus tips, prices go up. Where are all the jobs? Pence and the Republican super majority in Indianapolis? Ever since Bush, Cheney, Rumfeld, Ashcroft, all our good jobs disappeared; in just six years. The super majority works fine for Carmel/Fishers, but not for small-town Indiana.

The Republicans don’t hesitate to ask this same question of President Obama, while blackmailing and sabotaging our economy to make him look bad. Well then, why not ask this same question here in the Republican-controlled Hoosier state?

When George was elected, there were millions of jobs. You could quit one and find another, maybe even better at four tmes the money and benefits available today.

You could buy a home for your family and take a vacation every year. Everything Bush touched turned into crap and they (GOP) have gotten so encouraged about 2014 that they want to do away with Social Security, Medicare and all pensions and welfare.

I don’t believe Wall street and their pimps, the Republicans, should be running my life or the country (nothing bigger than a fruit stand). I’m fed up with the Republican Party selling out the working class and Middle America and their surrogates, Wall Street, who set prices, wages and decide who goes bankrupt, then are the first paid. The deck is stacked, the dice are loaded, the game is crooked.

Frank Couch


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  • 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

  • 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

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