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WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY!

EDITOR FOOTNOTE: “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming MONDAY.

Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you agree with Dan McGinn, Mayor Winnecke and City Council that they should reduce the Homestead Property Tax Credit from 8 percent to 6 percent for 2017?

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95 COMMENTS

  1. Dispite what is posted in the header blog, it appears that we will not have a “Is It True?” for today (Friday). Unless that meant next Friday (09/23/16).
    Oh well, I guess that means all of the sane and moderate people of this community will have to endure more of the inane rants of the local Trump and Hillary political sickos who populate this blog.

    • Despite. It’s too early in the morning and we still need an edit function. Can your IT guy work on that while he/she is figuring out the Block Robot/Do the Math problem?

    • Not necessarily. One year ago McGinn declared that our City finances were on a great footing and accused Friend of being “political”. Now one year later we have financial issues? IS IT TRUE, that McGinn and the minions on Council plan to increase our income taxes from 1% to 2.5% of OUR TOTAL INCOME ..this is interest, dividends, pensions, rentals, S- corporations (small business who employ people) LLC’s etc ..IS IT TRUE that in 2015, the General Fund lost $12.2 million after subtracting the unauthorized transfer of 12.5 mil from the Riverboat funds that were advanced by Trop. IS IT TRUE that the last time the General fund run in a surplus was the last year of the Weinzapfel adm? So, were in the hell does McGinn get off saying that the City has been running in the red for the last 12 years.

  2. Is it true we will be losing our homestead credit at a rate of 2% a year until it is gone?
    Is it true that TIF districts are flushed with money at the expense of the General Funds?
    Is it true that corporate “food stamps” (tax abatements) is at the expense of the General fund?
    Is it true that that local government should not be in the real estate business?
    Is it true that too many office holders “are” in the real estate business?
    Is it true that C&P had a front page article on teacher shortage in Indiana?
    Is it true that our governor tried to reduce the role of our duly elected Sec. Glitz duties?
    Is it true that the past 11 years, our governors agenda’s has destroyed Indiana’s teachers profession?
    Is it true that PCD has just got the September 16th IIT?

    • I believe we have found a new Administrator! The job is yours!

      And not one inane question about Trump’s indicretions or hair or Hillary’s lies or health!

    • Jeb of Warrick County was tasked with drafting the paperwork to eliminate the Vanderburgh County homestead tax credit over a 4 year phase out.

      • “McGinn also announced Monday that he’s asked City Council attorney Joshua Claybourn to draft paperwork that would propose reducing the homestead property tax credit for homeowners from 8 percent to 6 percent. If approved, the move would increase city tax revenues by $525,000. He wants to see the exemption depleted by 2 percent every year “until it’s all gone.””
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        http://www.courierpress.com/story/news/local/2016/09/12/city-council-september-12/90255756/

        • They are just going to have to raise your taxes and eliminate your deductions because, as we all know, the chamber, through is unelected taxing unit called the Evansville Redevelopment Commission needs your money worse than you do! I mean really now, wouldn’t you rather have a new shiny street and bike path running through a depressed business district surrounded by substandard residential rental property rather than spending your money to upgrade your own property?

          You can save Evansville, or you can save the Evansville Redevelopment Commission, but you can NOT do both.

  3. “President Obama revealed at the Our Ocean Conference on Thursday that climate change is a national security issue for his administration that gets discussed in the Situation Room, according to the Weekly Standard.

    Hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry, the Our Oceans conference is a two-day event in Washington focusing on issues like pollution and climate change. Kerry has made the issue of addressing climate change a central focus of his tenure at the State Department, and Obama thanked him for his dedication in that department.”
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    Obama/Hillary/Kerry are in the Situation Room talking about global warming while Jihadists are actually at war with us. Absolutely pathetic leadership from this failed regime of liberal elitists.
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    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-thanks-kerry-discuss-climate-change-situation-room/

  4. David Brock Offers Money for New Dirt on Donald Trump
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    David Brock / AP

    BY: Joe Schoffstall
    PANIC AND FEAR IN HILLARY’S CAMPAIGN

    September 15, 2016 5:22 pm

    [Hillary Clinton ally David Brock is offering to pay for new information on Donald Trump, hoping that damaging audio or video on the Republican presidential candidate will be submitted to his super PAC.

    Brock, founder of the left-wing Media Matters and operator of Correct the Record super PAC, recently posted the plea on Correct the Record’s website and is referring to the project as “TrumpLeaks,” NBC News reported.
    Brock asked for video or audio of Trump that has yet to be released.]

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    Can you imagine how desperate these people are? People who would never print anything unflattering about Hillary Clinton, even if it were given to them free of charge, are now willing to PAY for anything unflattering they can get on Donald Trump!

    What a bunch of losers. Talk about “deplorables” Hillary Clinton and this bozo Brock top the list!

    • More Clinton Campaign corruption driven by panic and fear. Not the least of which is the fear by the Clintons of the very real possibility of facing a Justice Department that they do not own, should Hillary Clinton lose the election.

      Maybe then we could get to the bottom of the email scandal, and the Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play scandal, both of which are joined at the hip!

      • Please find a hobby or volunteer at a local shelter. Everybody here is sick of you and all those like you both for trump and hillary! Go pull weeds in your yard, take a walk,or even get pokemon go. Sitting in your basement all day posting blather is no life.

  5. American commandos ‘forced to run away’ from US-backed Syrian rebels. This is more evidence of the total incompetent foreign policy of the Obama/Hillary/Kerry regime. Simply pathetic. But, what do you really expect from those 3 stooges that made global warming a centerpiece of their National Security Policy and let Iran humiliate our sailors with any consequence.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/16/american-commandos-forced-to-run-away-from-us-backed-syrian-rebe/

  6. Trump just hi-jacked the news this morning and had free publicity for his new DC hotel, and then spent about 10 seconds doing a wink-and-grin repudiation of birtherism, topped off with the bald-faced lie that Hillary Clinton started that lie in the beginning. Americans watch too much unreal “reality TV.”

  7. Dear elkaybee the get a life post was also for you ,and the rest of the Hillary cheerleaders also.
    Try scrapbooking or visit your grandkids.

    • I do both of those and a lot of other things, as well. I’m not a big fan of Hillary. I support her because she isn’t Trump, who is a terrible danger to the US, and I understood full well that your post was aimed at me, too. It was my way of letting you know that I’m ignoring you.

  8. Look for a mass exodus of good little college professors as they increasingly become victims of their own creations!

  9. Editor
    Political signs on right of way
    Greenriver rd n from Morgan Av to Hwy 57
    Pollack AV and Weinbach.
    Pollack AV between Weinbach and Riverside
    Really to many to list

  10. BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
    Today it was discovered that if a politicians mouth is moving THEY ARE LYING!
    This study covered all parties equally.

    • Wayne, I see your man didn’t make it into the debate because he lacked the requisite minimum of 15% in the polls. So tell us the truth now, who are you going to vote for?

  11. Congress on Friday launched a wide-ranging probe into a secret Obama administration-funded campaign to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to information exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The probe comes on the heels of an internal government report determining that the State Department provided hundreds of thousands to an organization that plotted to unseat Netanyahu in the country’s 2015 election.

    Obama administration officials were found to have deleted emails from State Department accounts containing information about its relationship with OneVoice, the non-profit group that led the effort.
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    Simply more lies, deceit and deleted e-mails from the Obama/Hillary/Kerry State Department. It really makes you wonder whose side they are on.

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/congress-investigating-obama-admin-funded-campaign-unseat-israeli-pm/

    • The GOP Controlled Congress has the lowest approval rating that any other congress ever. So don’t tell us what that stupid congress is investigating unless or until they investigate how they have failed the USA and it’s people with their waste of tax payers dollars investigating Hillary the umpteenth time. Good day sir.

  12. Disarm Rump’s bodymen, jail him for the Bondi bribe. Three days in the electric chair for impersonating a human.

  13. The States of the Nation project, which delivers a weekly tally of support for the candidates in every state, shows that the race has tightened in several traditional battlegrounds. Pennsylvania has been moved from a likely win for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to a tossup; Ohio has been moved from a tossup to a likely win for Clinton. And Florida is now considered a likely win for the Republican nominee, with 50 percent support for Trump to 46 percent support for Clinton.

    If the election were held today, the project estimates that Clinton has a 60 percent chance of winning by 18 electoral votes. Last week, the project estimated that Clinton had a 83 percent chance of winning the election.
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/race-tightens-projected-u-electoral-college-vote-reuters-114535676.html

    Hillary still sinking faster than Ted Kennedy’s 1967 Olds 88 off Dike Bridge.

    • Before you, PAK, IE, and the multiple personalities of the malapropism-prone “phantom poster” celebrate too much, take a look in the upper right-hand corner of the RCP homepage. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/. You’ll notice that Hillary ‘s odds of winninng are 66% to Trump’s 33%.
      When the fallout of yesterday’s exhibition of Trump being Trump shows up in the polls, I expect a change in the direction of his numbers.

  14. This day, September 17th, 2016 the day that is “Constitution Day”, we are without a true
    Supreme Court because of a political party, that while the body was still warm, refuses
    their “constitutional duty” to vote yeah or nay on that 9th justice!

    • Disgusting, isn’t it? It’s no wonder that people like the idea of having a root canal better than they like Congress.

    • We are without a functioning United States Department of Justice because of the political hacks who have been placed in charge of it. There are any number of cases that should be under way there, but the current democrat in the office of Attorney General, and her democrat boss Barack Obama have either blocked, or have no interest in pursuing those cases. The corruption in the Administration has even infected the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And all of this to protect THE MOST CORRUPT POLITICAL FAMILY in the country!

      Well all of that is going to change when Donald Trump takes office. The rat’s nests are going to be cleaned out, disinfected, and staffed with competent people of good moral character.

  15. The city needs to get serious about reducing expenses with creative solutions. Eliminating the Homestead credit and increasing the county option income tax is a simplistic solution to rising costs. How about reducing the expenses?

    The city’s health insurance plan should align with comparable plans in the public and private sector where cadillac plans were phased out long ago. Deductibles and co-pays need to balance the excessive health care subsidy that has grown without check.

    Pass an incremental cost increase on to city employees rather than incremental tax increases to the average taxpayer who has no say on decreasing the exponential costs in city government. Finally, eliminate health insurance coverage for part time employees, i.e., city council, et. al.

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