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August 17, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: August 17, 2012

TERRE HAUTE —

Lifelong learning with ISU’s OLLI

As a member of OLLI at ISU (Osher Lifelong Learning at Indiana State University) I wanted to let people know how much I have enjoyed my membership. I have gone on several trips (chocolate factory, glass making, Lincoln’s home), attended several lectures, and met many interesting people. I have expanded my knowledge about coffee, Greek food, and local history.

I feel that OLLI at ISU is a wonderful program for anyone, retired or not, and that more people should take advantage of the opportunities OLLI has to offer. If you would be interested in meeting new people, visiting new places, participating in lectures and discussions, learning about cultures, cuisines, art and music, I encourage you to  join this member-based group.

Please investigate OLLI’s Fall Program Guide (soon to be included in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star (Aug. 17) or available at the Vigo County Public Library, or at www.indstate.edu/olli to find offerings that intrigue you. Join us and continue your lifelong learning with OLLI.

For more information, call Michelle Bennett (program administrator) at (812) 237-2336. I look forward to meeting you at a future OLLI event.

— Linda Chiado

OLLI member

Terre Haute

Simple reason for unspent fed funds

In the Aug. 9 edition of the Tribune-Star, Mary Stansberry wrote that the federal government was sitting on $70 billion and wanted to know why it hasn’t been used to fund projects that America needs.

The answer to that question is because of the Republican Senate filibuster and the Republican tea party — and no vote in the House.

Obama and the Democrats introduced bills to rebuild our infrastructure, our electric grid, high-speed rail and other projects and pay for them out of the $70 billion. But the Republicans stuck to the plan they formulated on day one of Obama’s presidency, to oppress, obstruct and defeat any bills that would give credit to Obama. That tactic was the backbone of Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, John Boehner and others to make Obama a one-term president.

The Republicans do have a plan for spending that $70 billion dollars. If Romney wins and the Republicans get control of the House and Senate, they’ll use that money to pay for more tax cuts for the wealthy.

— Pam Rogers

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