We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”
IS IT TRUE that the House of Representative of the United States has many doctors who have given up their life’s work to run for elected office and Southwest Indiana is not without and example of such an official?…Dr. Larry Bucshon was a respected doctor before turning in his medical practice to run for congress?…the newly acknowledged issue with nationwide opiate addiction is just the kind of problem that congressional doctors should be taking on and Congressman Bucshon has stepped up to contribute?…Bucshon was in town last week to meet with the Vanderburgh County Substance Abuse Council?…while doctors are now grabbing the headlines to find ways to reduce drug addiction, they were also a significant part of the cause of the opiate epidemic when they were writing prescriptions for painkillers like they were handing out vouchers for happy meals?…in return for handing out vouchers for opiate based drugs like Percocet and Oxycodon, physicians across the country were being courted and rewarded by drug companies with trips, awards, and fancy titles?…many of the doctors in congress have been the recipients of campaign contributions from the very companies that manufacture the opiates that the doctors wrote prescriptions for?…today we are all aghast at the 55 deaths in little Evansville this year from heroin overdoses?…exercising a little knowledge and common sense could have gone a long way toward preventing the mass addiction problem that the United States is faced with today?…the question is, “should we trust the architects of the addiction problem to find a cure?
IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Thunderbolts took to the Ford Center ice for their first home game of the year last weekend?…adrenaline must have been at play as the Thunderbolts broke out to a 4-1 lead over the team from Peoria but eventually grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory to lose the game in a shoot out?…losing a 4-1 lead in hockey is about like losing a 28-7 lead in a football game?…the official attendance announced over the public address system in Ford Center was a respectable 3,679?…the City County Observer MOLES in attendance have advised us that there was no where remotely close to 3,679 people in the seats?…the announced attendance must have been based on how many free tickets were handed out to try to re-introduce Evansville to hockey?
IS IT TRUE that a website known as Niche.com that tracks the cost of living across the United States has just named the Indiana cities of Fort Wayne, Evansville, and South Bend as the cheapest places in the country to live?…the City County Observer is confident that no one who contributed to this article has ever faced a utility bill from Vectren with respect to local earnings or an ever increasing (unreasonable) bill from the City of Evansville Sewer and Water Utility?…when digging an inch below the surface one finds that Niche.com only considers housing, food, fuel, and property taxes?…property taxes are by definition 1% of the market value of the house so cheap houses means low taxes?…with the always under attack HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT there are some homeowners who pay nearly no property taxes at all?…fuel may be cheap in Evansville but it is always cheaper across the money saving bridge in Kentucky or down at Marina Point?…food is and always has been reasonably priced in Evansville but part of that is because locals tend not to be willing to pay for designer brands and have an appetite for very inexpensive fast food from a drive up window?…Niche also excluded the cost of healthcare which is quite high due to the high levels of obesity, smoking, sedentary living and abuse of alcohol?…while Evansville is not even close to the cost of places like San Francisco, it is far from the cheapest place in the United States?
IS IT TRUE the statement make by Steve Hammer that he was approached by members of the local Chamber of Commerce to run for Vanderburgh County Commissioner didn’t sit well with some rural voters? …years ago the area Chamber of Commerce played a major role in the campaign to approve the Unification of Vanderburgh City/County Government and some rural voters haven’t forgotten that? …we are pleased to see someone with Mr. Hammer business and educational background running for elected office?
IS IT TRUE we wonder if the newly announced independent member of the Evansville City Council Dan McGinn will be changing his leadership style as the current City Council Finance Chairman? …or will he continue to be an out of control tax and spend liberal?
IS IT TRUE we are hearing that a group of Evansville taxpayers are quietly working on putting together a detailed Freedom Of Information Request concerning the financial information that City Controller Russ Lloyd presented to City Council during the 2018 budget hearings?
Todays READERS POLL question is: If the Republicans primary for Vanderburgh County Commission was held today who would you for?
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