The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Mar 01, 2013, 11:49 PM EST
To the Editor:
While we were sleeping earlier this week, the Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation to approve of you paying 1/3 percent more on your state income tax for the mass transport system for Indianapolis by a vote of 56 for and 39 opposed.
If you make $50,000 per year it will cost you an additional $150 per year in county income taxes. Some more or less, depending on income. (E.G. $100,000 = $300 tax. Low income = probably zero.)
Your representatives in Hendricks County voted as follows:
Robert Behning - Yes
Greg Steuerwald - No
Jeff Thompson - No
This should give you an idea of who to vote for in the next election.
The best way to stop this future taxation without representation, or use, is to contact your local State Senator who, in Plainfield, is Michael Young.
If the bill passes the Senate, the citizens are supposed to be given the right to vote yes or no in an election.
I'm sure those who are in favor of the bill will not publicize it any more than they did the House Bill (HB1011).
On our Hendricks County board I know Palmer is against and Hesson is for the measure. I don't know about the rest. Go to the Hendricks County board meetings to find out more.
Remember, "No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session" - Mark Twain.
Be vigilant ... Watch what is going on while you sleep. Wake up.
LeRoy H. Dierkes
I am writing this letter to thank and to acknowledge the great and swift job that the Wayne Township Fire Department did, as well as the ambulance, in responding to a medical emergency in our household on May 15.
May 23, 2013
It is worth mentioning that more Americans were killed by the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last Sept. 11, than were killed by the recent terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.
I hate dog movies. In dog movies, the good, loyal, lovable dog always dies at the end and I end up sitting there in the dark with big tears streaming down my cheeks.
May 21, 2013
Mr. President, the buck stops with you.
President Truman set that standard, with these very words posted on a sign on his Oval Office desk.
But now, with over a thousand days left in this second Obama administration, we find a Nixonian stench emerging from the “W. House.”
Rarely has the White House briefing room so resembled the main ballroom at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
I’ve not kept it a secret that I find people who dress their dogs in clothes to be, to put it nicely, somewhat more than just eccentric. And many friendly, helpful readers out there have not kept it a secret that they really wish I would not express my views about dogs dressed as humans.
May 17, 2013
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
The federal government recently announced new regulations for buying fast food.
It sounds like the plot from a dystopian libertarian novel. The word “patriot” and the phrase “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights” triggered heightened scrutiny from the most intrusive agency in the federal government.
The action at the bird feeder has been spectacular lately: Cardinals, finches, songbirds in impressive variety crowding around all day long in search of sustenance. It is truly gratifying …
For my neighbor.
That’s what it’s like at his feeder.
May 14, 2013
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
Twitter is adding a new security tool to its website, making it harder for outsiders to gain access to accounts, a month after a false posting triggered a stock-market decline.
May 23, 2013
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