The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

February 3, 2014

You Said It: About free bus rides, teen robbery suspects and higher minimum wage

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled by responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Anderson city buses offered free transportation last week as well as warming stations during the arctic blast. (Article published Jan. 27)

◆ “Good Job, Anderson, Indiana!”

THB: Agreed, a very nice and warm goodwill gesture by the powers that be. It was way too cold to walk anywhere.

Police say that two teenagers reportedly robbed a third at gunpoint . (Jan. 26)

◆ “Listened to the entire thing on police scanner. Great job, APD! Were right on the spot and caught the suspects quickly. Now if the court system would just do their job!”

THB: Kudos to Anderson Police Department, and hopefully it will prove to be a deterrent to other would-be criminals.

An editorial opined that a new Eisenhower Bridge is needed in Anderson for motorist safety. (Jan. 25)

◆ “Replace it as soon as possible. Infrastructure such as bridges have to be replaced from time to time, and if the county’s part is just $3 million of a total cost of $15 million then we are getting a great deal. The people that want to naysay a new bridge because of the money are also the same people that wouldn’t give a bad dime to a sick kid. Let’s get the ball rolling, make the necessary appropriations and get set on a new design as soon as possible.”

THB: Not maintaining infrastructure can cause more trouble and expense down the road. It can also become a safety issue.

Anderson resident James Willis makes his suggestions about creating a living wage. (Jan. 28)

◆ “Creating a ‘living wage’ by the stroke of a pen will not solve the issues of poverty, income inequality and stagnant upward mobility. These are complex issues that require government on every level to cooperate with the private sector in creating not only jobs but in creating a citizenry capable of performing those jobs.”

THB: Three words: Education, education, education.

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