We hope that today’s “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 Evansville Thunderbolts have made their exit from the playoffs after winning the first game on home ice in front of a paltry crowd that was let in FREE?…the Thunderbolts management at simply $10 per head shredded nearly $25,000 that could have been taken in at the box office suggest that there may not be a sufficient market in Evansville area to support a profitable hockey team even when they make the playoffs?…the reality of the financial losses that are now being absorbed by the taxpayers of Evansville could eventually put an end to the ice hockey sport experiment started by former Mayor Weinzapfel as he was kicking off his campaign dreams of becoming governor of Indiana? …we must remind our readers once again that the Ford Center was advertised by Weinzapfel’s puppet consultants to break even on operations and pay its own loan of $127 million off from operating profits?
IS IT TRUE it was announced yesterday that Tropicana that just finished the land based casino in downtown Evansville that took the place of “the boat” after many years has been packaged up and sold to a new owner?…the most recent owner was the legendary Wall Street investor Carl Icahn who retained ownership of the Tropicana properties for 8 years prior to selling them off to Eldorado Resorts of Reno, Nevada for $1.85 Billion?…this is not surprising as Mr. Icahn has rehabilitated many a company and usually make a very good return for himself and his investors?…the reviews on the new downtown onshore casino have been very postive and we hope to see Eldorado have many prosperous years in downtown Evansville’s most successful entertainment venue?
IS IT TRUE that the number $1.85 Billion is a very large amount of money and should give some perspective to the hole that the City of Evansville has dug for itself by ignoring to have a continuous maintenance plan in place for infrastructure?…between the EPA mandated repairs to the archaic sewer system that will eventually consume close to a billion dollars, the dilapidated water pipes that explode every year in the winter, the miles and miles of sidewalks that aren’t fit to be walked on, plus the pothole filled roads, the City of Evansville is on the hook for at least $1.85 Billion of maintenance?…it was recently revealed that Vanderburgh County is in a similar financial rat hole with over $650 million deferred maintenance issues to deal with too?…that puts people who live in both the city and the county unwilling participants in what is a boondoggle of neglect that may eventually cost the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County close to $3 Billion?…that is enough money to buy two casino brands lock, stock, and barrel?…it is hard to imagine just how much negligence has been exposed locally in the last 10 years?
IS IT TRUE next month our property spring tax payments are due? …we predict that there are going to alot of upset people when they get their tax notices?
IS IT TRUE it was just announced that the 8th District Republican Congressional candidate, Dr. Richard Moss has raised $100,000 since the last reporting period? …its looks like his opponent attempt to paint Dr. Moss as a right wing nut job has failed on deaf ears? …it looksd like voters may be upset with the callous disregard that 8th District Congressmen Larry Bucshon has shown towards them by not debating his opponent has helped contribute to the influx of dollars to Dr. Moss’s campaign?
IS IT TRUE that 8th District Congressional Republican primary candidate Dr. Richard Moss has publically stated that he wants to end birthright citizenship, block amnesty programs, defund sanctuary cities, deport all illegal immigrants, terminate the diversity VISA lottery, encourage merit-based immigration, build a wall and secure our border? …we would like to know what Congressman Larry Bucshon’s positions are on these important national issues before the upcoming Republican primary?
IS IT TRUE that the political newcomers in local politics better pay special attention to voting people by absentee ballots?
IS IT TRUE we remember in years past if a candidate running for political office turned down an Evansville Courier and Press invitation to publicaly debate their opponent they would had been taken to task?
IS IT TRUE that last night U.S. Senate Republican primary candidate Mike Braum and Vanderburgh County Commission Republican primary candidate Steve Hammer “MEET AND GREET” reception at the Roca Bar-North was a big sucess?
Todays “Readers Poll” question is: If the election for the United States Senate was held today who would you vote for?
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