TERRE HAUTE —
will not work
The president’s scare tactics on the sequestration will not work. I believe the American people are smart enough to figure out that releasing illegal immigrants from jail and not sending military ships to the Middle East when needed are just scare tactics to get the public on his side.
President Obama pushed for the sequestration and now he has it. He is cutting back in areas that are needed instead of cutting unneeded programs and waste. Examples of waste are the $115 billion in improper payments to those not qualified for benefits, 47 job training programs that could be consolidated, 183 conferences which has included in 2010 the General Services Administration debacle and EPA grants to foreign countries that have amounted to $100 million in the last 10 years. These are a few examples of many where money can be saved.
We avoided the so-called fiscal cliff when the House and Senate voted to increase taxes, now it is time for President Obama to live up to his agreement and meet with the House and Senate leaders to wisely make cuts to cover the $85 billion needed for the sequestration.
If $85 billion cannot be cut wisely from a $3.8 trillion budget, the American people are doomed to a never-ending deficit, which is now over $16 trillion.
Fifty-one percent of the American people got the president they voted for, some several times. Now it is time for him to lead.
— Dennis Wilkey
A look behind
the thin blue line
We want to express a heartfelt thank you to Chief Plasse, Lt. Hugh Crawford and the members of the Terre Haute Police Department who opened our eyes to the world of law enforcement.
As members of the second Terre Haute Civilian Police Academy, we can honestly say that the opportunity afforded us allowed us to view the Terre Haute Police Department in a different light. Each week of the Academy, we were exposed to the different departments, their roles and responsibilities. It was an opportunity that we looked forward to each week.
What we were most impressed with was seeing the dedication and professionalism that was displayed by all the law enforcement officers. The Terre Haute police fulfill the obligation to protect and serve the citizens of Terre Haute. Their training, equipment and dedication is equal to any in the state of Indiana, and we are indeed fortunate to have these officers. Every day they help to keep Terre Haute a safer city in which to live and raise a family. I know that when the call goes out, one of Terre Haute’s finest will be there to help in any situation at any cost. We highly recommend this experience to anyone who has an interest.
Again the Terre Haute Police Department is accepting applications for the third Terre Haute Civilian Police Academy. This Academy will last for 11 weeks. If a person ever wanted a chance to look inside the police department, this is a unique opportunity.
— Mr. and Mrs. David Roads
TERRE HAUTE —
- Readers’ Forum: Dec. 12, 2013
- Readers’ Forum: Dec. 11, 2013
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 10, 2013
• Proud of diploma from McLean HS
• Sports could use drone’s eye view
• Another great downtown fest
• ISU’s silence is disappointing
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 9, 2013
Remove politics from education
FLASHPOINT: Dealing with hunger requires less rhetoric, more action
In November, millions of families in Indiana and across the nation saw their Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits cut through a planned phase-out of a temporary increase in funding that originally took place during the 2009 recession.
READER FORUM: Dec. 8, 2013
• Diving in to pool project
• A timely review of food basics
• Name-calling shows sad state of our politics
• Republicans their own worst enemy
• Full attack on common sense
- Readers’ Forum: Dec. 6, 2013
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 5, 2013
• Anarchy is in the ‘tea’ leaves
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 3, 2013
• Prestige chosen over practicality
• Tea partiers love country, freedom
• Same old clowns
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 3, 2013
Prestige chosen over practicality
Tea partiers love country, freedom
Same old clowns
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 2, 2013
‘Ask not …’: Living by the words we speak
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 1, 2013
The dangers of aggressive driving
Thanks to Lowe’s for great work
Another ‘Miracle’ set for Friday
Obama lies with malicious intent
Down the path to nowhere
Remembering to help needy
Jihadis, be careful what you wish for
Hanging on to people’s rights
No more trespassers thanks to mayor
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 29, 2013
Cooperation helps enhance security
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 28, 2013
Governor can put words into action
- Readers’ Forum: Nov. 27, 2013
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 26, 2013
• Include Wea in Terre Haute’s ‘Walk of Fame’
• You can pardon a holiday turkey
• Rebuffed by Bennett
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 25, 2013
• Bosma wrong on marriage debate
• Savings Bank was key event sponsor
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 24, 2013
• Tech fails, but change positive
• Terre Haute Take care of your own trash, please
• What about the women?
• Another view of a physician’s life
• Could you follow these instructions?
• Just more lies from politicians
Readers’ Forum: November 23, 2013
Common sense or just nonsense?
Why all the air evacuations?
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 22, 2013
Nominations open for Polaris award
Frustrated by city’s response
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 21, 2013
• Bleeding green at West Vigo HS
• Fundraiser a great success
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 20, 2013
• More liberal shortsightedness
• Food no longer tried and true
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 19, 2013
• Candle lighting honors children
• Join the fun of Girl Scouts
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 18, 2013
Very pleased with child care center
Wrong directionon health care
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 17, 2013
What do you know about distracted driving?
Patriotism on display at vets museum
Here’s what’s governing nation
Bird’s legend the greatest gift of all
Mott misses boat on health care
Celebrating JA of Wabash Valley
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 16, 2013
FLASHPOINT: A pledge to work together with respect, civility
Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Indiana is improving at the second-fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, teachers and the parents and school reformers everywhere who have insisted that we hold ourselves to high standards.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 15, 2013
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 13, 2013
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 12, 2013
• Wonderful walk on memory lane
• ‘Mini-Hitlers’ still plague world
• 'Amazing’ theater at Rose-Hulman
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