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 what these Russians were actually indicted for was a) being a foreign national and trying to influence American elections, b) they failed to register as required of disruptive foreigners under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and c) they did not report their funding sources to the Federal Election Commission?…that is all they are charged with?…there is someone else who has admitted to doing all three of those things and he is not under indictment?…that Christopher Steele who compiled the Trump dossier for Fusion GPS is a foreign national who was paid by the DNC, the FBI, and the Clinton campaign through the firm of PerkinesCoie failed to register or disclose his funding too?…his objective just as the 13 Russians was to tamper with the minds of Americans in a way that would impact their decisions on voting?…this is the same thing that the Russians are going to trial for?…there is also the inconvenient truth that many Americans intentional aided and abetted Mr. Steele in addition to paying him to write a partially fabricated dossier on foreign soil to disrupt our election?…we hope to see justice served equally on this foreign collusion matter?

IS IT TRUE if the current members of City Council are serious about reducing the multi-million dollar deficit facing the Employee Health Care fund this year they could pay for their own Healthcare program through a private insurer?

IS IT TRUE that it been alleged that the speech given by the 8th Congressional District candidate Dr. Richard Moss at the Vanderburgh County Republican Party breakfast was video in its entirety?

IS IT TRUE when a business is having major budget shortfalls they make serious budget cuts?  …when our City Council is experiencing major budget shortfalls challenges they just give themselves a raise?

IS IT TRUE when a business has major financial challenges they cut their operating budget?  …when our city has a major financial problem they raise taxes?

IS IT TRUE if the current members of City Council are serious about reducing the multi-million dollar deficit facing the Employee Health Care fund this coming budget year they could request that all individuals who serve on Board and Commissions be dropped from receiving City of Evansville sponsored Hearth Care benefits?

IS IT TRUE if the Evansville City Council would take away their own city-subsidized  Employees Health Care plan from the proposed 2019 city budget this would save the City many thousands of dollars?

IS IT TRUE its time for the Evansville City Council to consider amending the “per meeting stipend policy” in order to be fair and equable to all individuals serving on part-time Boards and Commissions? …we are told some members serving on Evansville Boards and Commissions are being paid a stipend between $300 to $7,000 annually? …some individuals are receiving a per meeting stipend of $25 to $50  per meeting for serving on part-time Boards and Commissions? … many people that are serving on part-time Boards and Commissions appointed by City Council are receiving nothing?

IS IT TRUE that all Americans have seen massive increases in their health care cost over the last several years? …20% to 30% yearly increases in health care costs are commonplace? … according to a conservative city council member, this might be the case for projected increases in health care costs for Evansville City Employees in 2019?

IS IT TRUE the if average age of the city employees is approximately 53?  …if nearly 45% are significantly overweight?  … if 55% have high blood pressure and 30% have high sugar levels (national average is 22%)?  …if 43% of city employees have high cholesterol levels and 38% are smokers these could be some of the reasons why the City of Evansville Employees Health Care fund costs are increasing by leaps and bounds annually?

IS IT TRUE it looks like the future budgetary time bomb concerning the projected increases in the 2019 Health Care budget costs is because the City of Evansville is self-insured?

IS IT TRUE a Republican member of the Evansville City Council recently stated that the current city’s budget problems were caused by the bad spending practices of the Weinzapfel administration?  …we wonder why he didn’t make reference to the bad spending habits of the Wienecke administration?

Todays “Readers Poll” question is:  Do you feel that Congressman Buschon should have treated Dr. Moss with more respect during and after his speech?

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    • No. No it’s not. It is 100% dead wrong.
      There is some “whistling by the graveyard” derangement syndrome going on alright, by today’s column and certain disgusting posters in here.
      The thing is THIS: What Mueller knows has NOT been disclosed yet.

      As Dan Wilzbacher so eloquently stated yesterday:
      “We haven’t seen that evidence yet. Maybe Mueller is holding on to that for the moment. I mean, Sean Hannity, even maybe you too JoeBiden, thinks if it’s not public record yet, it doesn’t exist!
      You’all might be wrong about that. (Come to think of it, maybe that’s why Trump did his tweetstorm Saturday night. I mean he knows what’s coming.)”

      You’re pretending there is NO evidence of collusion here. The GOP’s credibility is at stake, and WE WILL make sure that Trump does not destroy the greatest political party ever – the Republican Party. Mitch McConnell is pulling all of the cords. He even forced Trump to endorse Romney!
      Mueller hasn’t disclosed any findings, but it is clear where he is going.
      Everything points to boots being dropped, not shoes.

      • Even I must admit Mitch McConnell is a main cog in the Republican Party. Don’t like it but he is. If he is pulling Trump’s “cords”, how is it Trump that’s ruining the party?

  1. So the Ruskies goal was to sow political discord in the US? They succeed wildly as the socialist leftists took the bait, hook line and sinker. This may be the start of the liberal “Trump derangement syndrome” that afflicts so many in Hollywood, college professors, public school teachers, almost all journalism majors and other liberal arts students jealous that they don’t earn as much as students that graduated with STEM degrees. It is likely the ANTIFA terrorists were also encouraged and perhaps funded by the pawns of the Russians:
    “Michael Moore, the polemical filmmaker who has long accused President Trump of colluding with Russians, posted videos and pictures of himself participating in a protest in Manhattan that was allegedly organized by Russians in November 2016.

    Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for meddling in the presidential campaign were also behind anti-Trump rallies that occured after the election.

    The government alleged in an indictment signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the defendants organized a Nov. 12 “Trump is NOT my President” rally in New York. Their “strategic goal” was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” the indictment said.”

  2. Been searching high and low for part time work that provides health insurance . Hadnt found one until I read “Is It True”. Would kind of employer does such a thing?

  3. The obesity in Evv is disgusting in general. As for city/ county employees, group plans punish all participants for the claims they submit , rewarding them with higher premiums. The problem is what do you do about the smokers and fat people when all pay the same? One way is to screen them, and those in the various high risk groups have an ” add on” to their co pay or deductables, etc. But in the end that doesnt bring down costs. Until there are fewer claims, the costs keep going up. Your just shifting the costs from one group to another group within the plan.

  4. Why wouldn’t the Russians attempt to sow seeds of riot and rebellion in the U.S.? It worked like a dream for them in the 60’s, using such useful idiots as the Clintons, Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, John Kerry, etc., etc.But to suggest Russia, today, would prefer Trump over Hillary is ridiculous in the extreme, given Obama, Hillary, and Kerry gave Putin everything he wanted and more.
    Putin’s award for current Most Valuable Useful Idiot has lots of deserving candidates, but Michael Moore has got to be a contender. Then again, no one has seriously investigated possible Russian collusion with the women in the “pussy hats”.

  5. Great “Is It True” today. Given that 20-30% yearly increases in healthcare costs are common, can we all agree Obamacare has been a colossal failure? Dems even had the temerity to name it “The Affordable Care Act” and sold it as affordable health care for all. Predictably it became the Fleece The Taxpayers act. After 9 years and more than $1,000,000,000,000 of federal taxpayer monies the City of Evansville is still struggling to provide healthcare for their employees.

    • DC, everything Barack Hussein Obama touched became an abject failure. Obama Care, promised it would cost less and you keep your doctor. Releasing 5 high value Taliban commanders for deserter Bowie Bergdahl so his Taliban look-alike Father could thank Allah in the presser with Obama. Pardoning convicted spy Chelsea Manning. Weaponizing the IRS against conservatives. Signing every climate treaty he could to hurt the US. Open borders with catch and release. Encouraging Sanctuary cities and refusing to enforce immigration laws. Billions in cash to Iran that was hosing the US on the nuclear treaty. Refusing to bomb ISIS oil tankers for fear of oil spills in the sand. Approving sale of 25% of US uranium to Russia. In fact, is there even one (1) Obama success??

      • Question DOUGGIE:

        Afraid to focus on the present?
        Obama AIN’T a candidate for nothing! What a waste of time!!
        Grow up!!!!

        • Mr. Edwards, looks like you could not list an Obama success. He destroyed the traditional Democrat party by alienating it’s working blue collar voters, so maybe one 1 unintentional success for the Republicans. Or the Russions, if you drink the Hillary kool-aid to try to expalin how she lost a rigged election.

          • MainSt, I am glad to see Obama done in office too. But who gives a care what success he had or not? That Dem is out of office! Somebody is frustrated (mr neidemeyer, that guy) with Trump’s problems, so he brings out some old catchers mitt so he can pound his frustrations out on it. All this crap bashing Obama? It is a waste of time. Obama? That guy is smiling all day, every day. He served two terms. The whore paying, not one iota a Christian, Trump, that guy envies Obama like nobody’s business.

            It’s the funniest thing. I have a friend who does the same thing, about who? Instead of Obama like Neidemeyer and some others in here, for him, its Burt Reynolds. Right. BURT REYNOLDS!

            Hates the guy. He loves the actress Sally Field, thought Burt Reynolds screwed her over, so when he got divorced and lost his job, WEIRDLY he always started talking about how Reynolds is bald, or he’s gay, or he’s bankrupt, or he’s a horrible actor. Out of the blue! Bashes Burt Reynolds. It’s the same. He’s frustrated Trump is a scumbag, so he has to post something about Obama.

      • DCM, surely you mean a success for the US. Lots of successes listed there for our enemies. Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like General George S. Patton.

  6. Boy, some loyal Obummer lovers have really thin skin. Well, the truth hurts. Obummer and his Libtard followers have created the mess in our country and the world. Biggest obstacle to the USA ever!!! We are thankful his reign is done. Now, we get to clean up the mess.

    • I liked President Obama but it is surely looking like he was the chief meddler in the 2016 election by failing to enforce the law.

      • I liked Rick before he was a ghost. I had lots of good reasons. Give us a few good reasons we should have liked Obama.

  7. Just when you thought the Democratically controlled states could not possible get any crazier, they go COMPLETELY CRAZY:

    “A proposal that would let students in Delaware as young as 5 choose their own race and gender-identity – without approval from their parents – has sparked a bitter battle in the First State.

    On one side are parents who say they want a more welcoming climate for their transgender or non-binary children. On the other side are parents who say the proposal infringes on their basic parental rights.

    Under Regulation 225, schools would be required to provide access to facilities and activities that are consistent with a student’s gender identity—regardless of the child’s sex at birth. That includes bathrooms, locker rooms, team sports and adhering to the child’s preferred name. Under the proposal, students could also choose their own race.”


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