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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