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 we have been told because of recent increases in the County Income Option Tax (CIOT) and the Wheel Tax that Vanderburgh County may now have the money to fund the expansion of the county jail?
IS IT TRUE that after over two centuries of statehood the State of Indiana is finally on the verge of allowing alcohol sales on Sunday?…a panel of experts established by the State of Indiana has concluded that firewater should be available on Sunday just like it is in nearly every other place on the planet?…Hoosiers have always been able to purchase booze on Sunday but only at certain times and only at bars or restaurants where beer and cocktails are marked up by a factor of more than 100% when compared to the cost at a grocery store or liquor store?…it is encouraging that Indiana may finally be coming out of the Stone Age with respect to alcohol sales as we all know that buying more on Saturday has always been the way to defeat the idiocy that the state hath wrought?
IS IT TRUE it will be interesting to see if the powers that be will lift the ban on selling automobiles on Sundays too?…this is a ban that has mystified most people who are aware of this relic of the past when “blue laws” were passed to appease temperance league devotees and cars got caught up in the mix?…we cannot understand how a state with four border states that allow and even encourage vehicle sales on Sundays could every think that restricting auto sales on Sunday was good for business?…this is one of the things along with alcohol sales that the Chambers of Commerce in Indiana should be flogging the state government over as it hurts Indiana businesses and diminishes sales tax collections?…we are amazed that pizza sales are allowed on Sunday given the Dark Age thought process that our laws come from?
IS IT TRUE a group of American veterans who deal with some of the most debilitating mental anguish has called upon the State of Indiana to legalize medicinal marijuana? …some Veterans feel that legalizing medicinal marijuana and decriminalizing small amounts may just cut back on the overcrowding problem at the Vanderburgh County jail?…they also feel that the pro-keeping someone who possessed a small amount of marijuana in jail at $50,000 per year cost to the taxpayers is bordering on insane?
IS IT TRUE the City of Evansville has voted to give a $500,000 tax abatement to a distribution center for golf equipment that will be hiring about 50 people at an average wage of roughly $15 per hour? …we been told that distribution centers much like call centers sometimes have very little economic impact on any regional economy? …we hope that the new golf equipment distribution center will?
IS IT TRUE last night the Vanderburgh County Democratic party had a very successful Dinner/VIP reception fundraising event? …over 100 people attended the VIP reception and 185 attended the dinner? …we are told this was the most successful fundraising event that the local democratic party have had in many years? …it looks like party chairman Scott Danks has the party headed in the right direction?
IS IT TRUE that the IRS has now documented that there has been massive migration of high earning individuals from high tax states to low tax states?…the big winner has been Florida with the losers being made up of Illinois, New Jersey, and New York?…we doubt that the people running these states with notice until their checks start to bounce?
Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that the State of Indiana should allow alcohol sales on Sunday?
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