“IS IT TRUE” September 16, 2020

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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?
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IS IT TRUE that the City Of Evansville will have to find a creative way to make up an $8.5  million dollar deficit in the proposed 2021 budget?  … currently, there isn’t a thing being proposed by Evansville City Council members that remotely can make up an $8.3 million dollar deficit in the 2021 proposed budget?
IS IT TRUE that budgets rely on funding sources? …it’s obvious that the City and County governments will not have additional funding sources to pay for any budget increases during times like these?
IS IT TRUE that it looks like in Vanderburgh County there is an unwritten political philosophy that states that all politics are local?  …that Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding (R) recently switched parties from Democrat to Republican but made it clear he is still supporting County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) for re-election?…that incumbent Republican Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave (R) is also supporting Ben Shoulders for re-election? ….we are told that this may be the first time in Vanderburgh County history that the two of the highest-ranking Republican officeholders in Vanderburgh County have endorsed an incumbent Democrat for re-election?
IS IT TRUE it looked like the decisions about the reopening of the economy may have broken down along party lines, perhaps the polarization has less to do with party affiliation per se, and more to do with geographic and class conflict, which is often one and the same?
IS IT TRUE looking through the prism of class conflict, it’s clear why Americans are so divided about whether or not we should totally reopen the economy? …for the sake of the country, a class compromise would be far superior to a protracted culture war?

IS IT TRUE when we take a step back and analyze the core issues that polarize our society, it’s evident that class conflict explains the tone-deafness felt by both the elites and working-class Americans alike?

IS IT TRUE if you are in need of a low-interest loan or development grant, need a facade grant, in need of a new exterior sign for your business, or want to sell a vacant lot or dilapidated building at a premium price in the Downtown, North Main Street, and Haynie’s Corner area with very little public scrutiny we highly recommend that you contact the good folks at the Evansville DMD?

IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Public Defender’s Agency plays an important role in our social fabric by ensuring that those who can least afford legal representation in our Courts are fully protected?

IS IT TRUE when County Commissioner Jeff Hatfield was first elected to office he promised that he would not appoint any members of his immediate family to serve on influential local Boards and Commission? …he is stated that is also against the practice of nepotism in the public sector?  …we give five (5) cheers to Commissioner Hatfield for keeping his campaign promises?

IS IT TRUE the IRS documented that there has been a massive migration of high earning individuals from high tax states to low tax states?…the big winners have 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?

IS IT TRUE when we love and care for each other all things are possible? ...during times like these please pray for our medical providers, first responders, law enforcement, fire fighting personnel, delivery people, grocery store clerks and stockers, food service cooks and servers, construction workers, and truck drivers?
IS IT TRUE  there is a major difference between politicians and political leaders? …we do respect and listen to political leaders?  …however, when it comes to taking the CORVID-19 virus head-on we trust the scientists to get the job done, not political types?

IS IT TRUE if only the powers that be would have listened to past County Commissioner  Dave Mosby, Vanderburgh County wouldn’t be experiencing the current jail overcrowding problem today?  …Mr. Mosby wanted an additional pod added to the jail plans that would have housed 250 more inmates about 20 plus years ago?

IS IT TRUE we were told several years ago if the Vanderburgh County Council increases the County Income Option Tax (CIOT) and the Wheel Tax that Vanderburgh County would have the money to fund a reasonable expansion of the county jail?  …all we can say to members of County Council is that it’s time to put up or shut up?

IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty?
IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?
Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Which unit of local Government do feel that has been the most fiscally responsible?

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