IS IT TRUE November 4, 2013

Mole #3 Nostradamus of Local Politics
Mole #3 Nostradamus of Local Politics

IS IT TRUE November 4, 2013

IS IT TRUE the City County Observer along with the City Council and the Office of the Mayor are sitting on pins and needles to see the results of the annual audit of the City of Evansville’s finances that have not been released yet?…the release of the audit is usually a late summer occurrence?…we are wondering what is taking so long?…good news that has political fallout is typically released early while bad news that has political fallout is delayed till the last minute and released on Friday afternoon so it is not widely read?…we will not be a bit surprised to find the same kinds of conditions attached to the 2012 audit as have been on the 2010 & 2011 audits?…the financial competence of the City of Evansville has in all likelihood not shown progress from the previous years and there may just be an outside source (SBOA) that takes issue with reconciliation?

IS IT TRUE those who are attacking certain members of the Evansville City Council for cutting things like Roberts Park from the budget in response to a shortfall in “boat money” really do not get it when it comes to responsible financial management?…this is not difficult to grasp?…the simple rule is “if you are aware that $2 Million is not coming in then you must cut $2 Million from the budget”?…with respect to the budget for Parks and Recreation there really does need to be a limited study done to learn what is the right amount to spend on maintenance of the number of parks and acres that Evansville has?…the commercial mowing market in Evansville for homes with 3 acres and higher to mow checks in at about $100 per mow?…yards need to be mowed and groomed about 30 times per year?…given those assumptions the mowing tab alone to keep the parks in residential condition should command a budget of $2.3 Million?…facilities maintenance and repair will add to that tab?…the first task should be to right size either the parks themselves or the budgets?…if we have a park system that should command a $25 Million budget with only $12 Million to do it with we need to either eliminate half of the parks or double the budget?…this should not be a difficult task to execute?

IS IT TRUE it seems as though there are readers of the CCO who believe that the City of Evansville has violated some state statutes by paving over the graves of babies?…the same rules cover adult graves but the fact that it is babies that were desecrated here sure makes it sound worse?…the condition of the cemeteries of Evansville is one of those things where budgets and needs are very far apart?…to get the public cemeteries into the same kind of condition as the private ones would take tens of millions of dollars that this poor city just does not have?…the legacy of negligence has Evansville facing giant bills for the sewer repairs, sidewalk replacement, parks modernization, dilapidated houses that number 10,000, and now the cemeteries that will command a price tag that will approach $2 Billion?…fixing all of this will take prioritization and time to go with that $2 Billion?…if the population does not start to grow and the wage base start to rise these civic responsibilities will never be capable of being met?…the formula for righting a sinking ship starts with right sizing, is followed by re-margining services, and followed by rational and sustainable growth?…today Evansville is in the pre right sizing stage?

IS IT TRUE that Insurance fraud occurs when any act is committed with the intent to fraudulently obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled or someone knowingly denies some benefit that is due and to which someone is entitled?… Securities fraud is a deceptive practice that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses?… offers of risky investment opportunities to unsophisticated investors who are unable to evaluate risk adequately and cannot afford loss of capital is a central problem?…the CCO predicts that calls for a criminal investigation of members of the team that lied to the American people for the purpose of securing the passage of the ObamaCare legislation will start soon?…if one accepts the fact that lies were told to secure support using promises of expanded coverage at lower costs and that the frequently asserted claim that “if you like your doctor and insurance policy you can keep them period” were known to be false at any time the claim was made that both insurance fraud and securities fraud have been perpetrated on the American people by their own government?


  1. “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.”…Ben Franklin

    Now is the time for an investigation, it needs to be done promptly…We, the people have given in too easily. Folks need to speak up but most appear to chose the safety of silence. They hope someone else will do it for them. The least anyone can do is write, call or email their thoughts, ideas and feelings to their elected Representatives!!

  2. There are two reasons why said audit is still going on. 1) The City is still not reconciled. We’re going on three years now. 2) None of the State Board folks on the assignment have a CPA. The audit team is led by someone they call Airhead and she has three rookies working with her one of which is a know-it all and rude person.

    • If a finance director in the private sector couldn’t reconcile the books in two years, he would be fired.

      In the city of Evansville, an accountant who can’t reconcile the books in two years is given a wink and a nod. Well played.

  3. agree cco this obamacare was sold on nothing but lies……obama is a pathological liar…..obamacare was a scam pulled off by a community organizer and the media……..IMPEACH……..

    • One of the main reasons, if not the main reason Obamacare was passed was because BHO stated from day one that if you liked your current doctor and insurance, you could keep them. Now it has been proven that that statement was a lie perpetrated on the American citizen by BHO and his administration. And this was known to be a fact even before the Supreme Court made Obamacare a law(actually approved Obamacare as a “tax” and BHO stated no new taxes)Not to mention any of the problems on BHO has turned out to be, among many things, a pathological liar.This cannot and should be tolerated. Where are all of the BHO supporters? LKB described BHO’s lie as a “over simplification of the ACA”. Isn’t that rich. Nice try. A lie is a lie is a lie.

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