We have to get our house in order
As commented in a recent letter there are way too many people with “uncommon” sense and not nearly enough with common sense. There are many suggestions regarding ways to decrease the deficit through spending cuts. Each and every time those putting forth such an idea are attacked as uncaring.
Those trying to bring government spending under control are the ones who care the most about America and its future. We cannot keep spending at the rate we are or we will eventually turn into a basket case of a country as bad, or worse, than Greece and very likely drag the rest of the world into recession or depression with us. It is that simple.
As a country we have to make some tough choices. What should our social safety net look like? How much support should these various programs get? Do we need 17 government agencies looking at much the same things and creating more regulations than anyone knows how to deal with? Do we really need the office that suggests USMC covers need to become “girly hats”?
America is a great country. We have to come to grips with the reality of the budget issue though. We have to stop kicking that can down the road. We have to get spending under control. We have to accept the fact that means benefit reductions for a whole range of programs. We also have to stop thinking other citizens that think differently than us are, by their very nature, evil.
— Dwayne Owens
Health care mess is deadly prescription
The White House has never cared whether the Unaffordable Care Act worked or not. The goal from the first was to establish his legacy, as the first president to force all Americans under a socialistic-controlled health care. In fact the battle cry was, pass it without reading the two-foot-high pile of gobbledygook, so you will know what is in it. I will help by lying about the ability to keep your doctor and present health plan.
Of course the free loaders of the great society thought it was wonderful. After all to them it was free. Now the people that work for a living have found they have to pay dearly for this so-called free lunch. Many other citizens in countries with government health care, have found that health care availability came much too late for them to survive.
As you well know, there has never been any government anywhere with the ability to operate any endeavor with even a trace of efficiency. Cut cost, delay treatment; death panels will now be the rule of the day. For the more affluent, there is always Mexico and India. For the rest of us, I advise you to purchase your cemetery plot today.
— Sam Wallace
We have to get our house in order
- Readers’ Forum: March 7, 2014
Readers’ Forum: March 6, 2014
Utilities do need tighter regulation
Great work by TV sports staff
- Readers’ Forum: March 5, 2014
Readers’ Forum: March 4, 2014
Lunatic ravings of the far right
Let IRS take the bullying pledge
Readers’ Forum: March 3, 2014
Social workers honor profession
Readers’ Forum: March 2, 2014
Candle still burns at St. Ann’s Clinic
Thanks to all at Sarah Scott
How should we define marriage?
An argument of science and law
Chance to expand your knowledge
Excellent service from paper carrier
Central time zone makes more sense
Summer adult baseball league for all ages
Recognizing that all people matter
More selfish opposition to Common Core
- Readers’ Forum: Feb. 28, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 27, 2014
• Unfair criticism of electric utility
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 26, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 25, 2014
Group to rival The Beatles?
HJR-3 opponents afraid of the truth
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 24, 2014
Declaration of specific gender should never occur
Say no to alcohol at the State Fair
Protect yourself against bad food
Warm appreciation for support staff
Merit in approach
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 23, 2014
• A specimen of bad policy
• And up it goes
• It is past time to talk about rape, sex assault
• Religion is best spread peacefully
• Fugitive thoughts on a winter day
• America taking steps backward
• Being respectful, not anonymous
• Kind help on a cold morning
• Let us throw another stone on the pile
FLASHPOINT: Local control over the business personal property tax good option
I have a tremendous respect for Indiana’s local leaders.
FLASHPOINT: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?
A comedian once observed that the reason they call it “horse sense” is because horses don’t bet on people.
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 21, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 20, 2014
• Take another look at Terre Haute
• The state that adapts, adopts
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 19, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 18, 2014
Founders were indeed ‘devout’
Firm definition is what we need
All handouts equal
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 17, 2014
Utility billing process unfair
Voters must demand court information
FLASHPOINT: Manufactured statistics, exaggerated claims make meth battle more difficult
Indiana has many societal problems. One of the most serious is the use of methamphetamine. Meth destroys families, ruins lives and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in law enforcement and meth cleanup efforts.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 16, 2014
• Wrong direction on income issues
• Vet, staff at Brown gave caring service
• Worried about governor’s words
• Drying up stream of public support
• We have passed the tipping point
• Making sure the poor get poorer
• It’s all relative
• Support needed for Catholic school
• Great response from center
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 14, 2014
READERS FORUM: Feb. 13, 2014
• Expressing thanks for helping students
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 12, 2014
• Sandbagging the time zone issue in Indiana
• Learning, excelling at McLean school
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 11, 2014
Dangerous path was set long ago
Right approach on meth abuse
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 10, 2014
Define marriage and get it right
FLASHPOINT: Study dissects tough tax issues on business equipment, machinery
Indiana’s Legislature first got serious about eliminating personal property taxes in 1966, when Hoosiers approved a constitutional amendment separating taxes on property and personal property.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 9, 2014
• In praise of the CVS decision
• All pharmacies should follow CVS
• Stop canned deer hunts from becoming legal
• When judgment is vindicated
• American kids are behind in learning
• Donate healthy foods to the ‘Y’
• Be skeptical with facts concerning sex assaults
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 7, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 6, 2014
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• The parallels of meat and tobacco
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