Hello! Anyone listening in D.C.?
The president told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem”!! Hello!!! Economists have said the only other way to lower the debt is through taxation, which would drive this country into a double-dip recession or possibly depression!!!
Hello!!! The Democrat-controlled Senate wants the president to use executive order to raise the debt ceiling. Hello!! Common sense, which seems to be lacking in the Democrat Senate, which hasn’t passed a budget as required by law in over 1000 days, is gone!! If they had passed a budget, we wouldn’t be in this mess. Hello!!
Look, people, I don’t care if you are Democrat or Republican, China is warning us that our debt is too high, our credit rating has been lowered, we have cut back on NASA, now our military and talking about cutting Medicare and Social Security. These steps are not necessary if you have low debt and money in the bank. Bet you didn’t know that China is not buying our debt now, the Federal Reserve is!!!! We are printing more money to cover our debt, which will slowly make our dollar worth less, impacting the purchasing power of all Americans, period!!
As a final comment, the debt limit debate is coming up along with sequestration and this should be the hottest topic in Washington to keep it from becoming a crisis like the debt ceiling did, but instead they want to talk gun control and immigration!! Crazy!! We will have another crisis and the Senate, and again, senators will have two hours to read a 600-page bill that will be very complicated, and expected to vote or shut the government down. So, put anything you want in that bill (whoever writes it); it will not be read. Wish I could write these bills.
— Fred Roberts
Pink Ladies event brings big results
The third annual Pink Ladies Night Series at Crossroads Dragway was another amazing success for the Wabash Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Neysa and Zack Jones and Tammy and Randy Peters initiated Pink Ladies Night at Crossroads Dragway to make a difference in the battle against breast cancer. Everyone at the Friday night events stepped up and made the event a winner for those participating and those women and men in the Wabash Valley facing breast cancer.
The power and energy from drag racing not only showed on the track but also in Neysa, Zach, Tammy and Randy’s commitment to make a difference in their community to end breast cancer. Thank you to all for your support in 2012 and in the upcoming 2013 season. Race on!
— Gwen Hicks
Wabash Valley Affiliate of
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Stranger’s help greatly appreciated
I want to thank the kind lady who stopped her car on South Seventh Street when she saw my elderly mother take a bad fall. She took her inside, got her an ice pack and waited with her until I got there.
I neglected getting her name but hope she knows how much her thoughtfulness is appreciated.
— Linda Barnhart
Hello! Anyone listening in D.C.?
EDITORIAL: Our children in poverty
An important gauge for measuring the long-term prospects of a community is the well-being of its children. For all the effort and progress Vigo County has made in rebuilding the economy and improving its quality of life, chronic problems with the welfare of its children still exist.
READERS' FORUM: March 14, 2014
• ISU officers should stay on campus
• Good reasons why guns are needed
• Salute to Jake
RONN MOTT: Ukraine 2
The situation in the Ukraine should let us know plainly, and openly, the old saying about a leopard never changing its spots is true. Vladimir Putin is a KGB officer, grew up a communist and, from all appearances, still believes like a communist.
EDITORIAL: Meth battle never ends
It’s been more than a decade since local police officials declared methamphetamine as “public enemy No. 1.”
READERS' FORUM: March 13, 2014
• Celebrating the Girl Scouts
• Challenging the politicians
EDITORIAL: Warm thoughts on a cool day (Part III)
• Resolving to praise ISU
• Right down our alley
- READERS' FORUM: March 12, 2014
RONN MOTT: SAWS
A few days ago we talked to John Anderson of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church. He’s the coordinator for a mission of the church that builds ramps and stairs for those who are physically handicapped in Putnam County.
EDITORIAL: Thinking warm thoughts (Part II of III)
• Renewing a local library commitment
LIZ CIANCONE: We’re not only ones ready for springtime
During the most recent of our numerous descents into polar temperatures, I was astounded to see a dozen or more robins up to their ankles in snow. They were fluffed out to about twice their normal size. I suppose that was an effort to provide a bit of feathered insulation against the cold.
READERS' FORUM: March 11, 2014
• Meat-free path to the fountain of youth
• Faulty point?
EDITORIAL: Warm thoughts on cool days (Part I of III)
• Something good’s brewing
• Y we can’t take it for granted
FLASHPOINT: Where Congress falls short, and where it doesn’t
At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view.
READERS' FORUM: March 10, 2014
• Our government’s heart and soul
• A plea for more give and take
MARK BENNETT: New public-access point begins quest to create more spots to experience river
Fairness holds no power over the Wabash River.
EDITORIAL: Ads on the sides of school buses? What have we come to?
Ads on the sides of school buses do not constitute a sign of the apocalypse. Western civilization will survive.
Flashpoint: President should stop Medicare Advantage cuts
Virtually all elected officials — Republicans and Democrats — share the goal of increasing access to affordable health insurance and helping families receive the best coverage to meet their specific needs.
Readers’ Forum: March 9, 2014
Mardi Gras great event for Swope
EPA regs will cause energy bills to soar
Please pray for Ukraine innocents
Sinful thinking on road to hell
Liberty — or licentiousness
People will not always agree
Botched chance at leadership
RONN MOTT: Radio now a long lost love
I fell in love with radio when I was 16, just a few short weeks before my 17th birthday. The man who did the deed and hired me was Adlai Ferguson.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
Welcome to girls teams, fans
You can say that again
Reader Poll results
EDITORIAL: What do Sony cutbacks mean?
It is easy to understand why shivers run down local people’s spines whenever rumors hit the streets about Sony DADC’s plant on Terre Haute’s east side. With more than 1,400 people currently employed in Sony’s production and distribution facilities, the community has grown somewhat dependent on the economic stability Sony provides.
- Readers’ Forum: March 7, 2014
RONN MOTT: Knicks
The big noise in the NBA is whether Carmelo Anthony will stay with the New York Knicks or go elsewhere.
If my memory serves, and it doesn’t always, Carmelo left the Denver Nuggets, the team that drafted him, to play in the bright lights of the Big Apple. It was loudly proclaimed at the time that Carmelo wanted to play for a championship team. The Knicks’ ownership bought a bunch of players and spent a whole bunch of money to aid Carmelo in helping the Knicks to get to a championship.
EDITORIAL: More ill will against gays
If you’re a feral cat wandering freely through a trailer park in Indiana, the General Assembly has taken action to make your life better.
Readers’ Forum: March 6, 2014
Utilities do need tighter regulation
Great work by TV sports staff
Editorial: A good place for persistence
The topic of Gov. Mike Pence’s effectiveness as the state’s top governmental leader during this year’s General Assembly will be hashed and rehashed after the session closes down in the next couple of weeks. At best, the first-term governor will get mixed marks.
- Readers’ Forum: March 5, 2014
RONN MOTT: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington
I remember when by edict the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were lumped into a single celebration called “Presidents Day.” I thought it was stupid then, and I still do.
LIZ CIANCONE: Antiques show better than any modern programs
I’m not a big fan of television.
Readers’ Forum: March 4, 2014
Lunatic ravings of the far right
Let IRS take the bullying pledge
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- EDITORIAL: Our children in poverty