IS IT TRUE October 10, 2013
IT IS TRUE that the recent passage of the sewer rate increase is not valid due violations of State law regarding the notification process for the hearing?…the City Council is regrouping and will attempt to correct the notification and re hear the issue on Oct 14th with a final vote of Oct 28th?… that at the last rate increase (City Council meeting Oct 12 , 2010) Councilman Curt John and Councilman Dan McGinn proposed to freeze the “county” rate until a study is conducted to justify any additional difference between the city and county?…that no such study has been conducted and by the actions of the current council the “county” rate is not frozen?…that there has never been a study or any data presented to justify the increased rate on the “county” users of the sewer and that is in violation of the State law which the rates must be nondiscriminatory, reasonable, and just ( IC 8-1.5-3-8)?
IS IT TRUE that the government of Vanderburgh County has finished its budget process for 2014 and has successfully chopped $4 Million from the budget?…this is done in the same month that the County Council and the County Commissioners agreed that it was appropriate to toss $1.5 Million into the kitty to do improvements at the Centre to assist the CVB with its search for conventions?…the people of the county are by definition giving up $1.5 Million in services to redirect this money to the Centre in hopes that Evansville can become a convention magnet?…this decision may have been right and may turn out to be wrong and time will tell us the answer?…this is one decision that no one on either the County Council or the County Commissioners will be able to hide from in the future?
IS IT TRUE that in an Associated Press poll released yesterday President Barack Obama’s approval rate has fallen to an all-time low of 37%?…the President’s disapproval rate in the same poll is setting at 53% or an all-time high for this President?…this rating is even lower than the 39% approval rating that former President George W. Bush had at this point in his second term as President?…at this time in President Bush’s second term we were in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s savaging of New Orleans that exposed FEMA and the federal government for being utterly helpless in doing a job that the government is supposed to plan for and execute?…it seems as though the American people are less impressed with President Obama’s handling of this debt crisis and the rollout of ObamaCare than they were with President Bush’s performance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina?…the Congress is faring even worse with a 5% (yep that is FIVE PERCENT) approval rating?…people can argue all day about whether the democrats or republicans are to blame for the financial debacle but it seems clear from this AP poll that both parties and the President are being sized up for tar and feathers for the way the shutdown has been handled?…we wonder who the 5% that approve of the job congress is doing are?
IS IT TRUE in that same AP poll the President’s approval rating for handling the economy has sunk to 25%?…that may just be the lowest rating since President Carter was dealing with 15% inflation and 20% interest rates?…that 25% must be down to the ObamaBots who support anything and everything President Obama does and says unconditionally?
IS IT TRUE that one thing has become clear in the several years or even the last decade and that is that the country that went to the moon is now challenged to accomplish even the simplest tasks?…that impotence plays out across the country in local, state, and of course federal governments?…we hope this is not an indication of the American people and their ability to INNOVATE and EXECUTE but alas our governments have lost those skills from top to bottom?