Delaware County

City May Be Short Millions….

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At the same time, Tyler acknowledged that Democrats will now control both city and county government locally and with that control comes expectations.

“This isn’t going to be easy,” he said. “. But I think people will be pleasantly surprised.”

WALKER/ROYSDON REPORT: Tyler: No ‘good old boys club’


The cats out of the bag now.  The newspaper reported today the city might be millions of dollars short in property tax revenue.  Ouch.  Back in ’09 the city was $4 million dollars short and by the time the past administration left office, there was $7,596,218 balance and the tax levy decreased in 2012 from 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Do we really need this much government? by Luke Messer

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6th District - U.S. House of Rep. - Indiana
6th District – U.S. House of Rep. – Indiana

When it comes to the sequester, President Obama is putting politics first.

The president claims that sequester cuts would be “draconian,” creating major disruptions in everything from air travel to public safety to food inspections. The truth is that, even with the sequester cuts, federal spending will be slightly higher this year than last.

The sequester calls for $85 billion in spending cuts, and that is a lot of money. However, when compared to a $3.6 trillion budget, the reductions are actually relatively modest. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicts actual spending this year will be reduced by $44 billion, with the remainder spread out over future years. Again, that sounds like a lot of money. But spending on the programs subject to these automatic cuts has increased by almost 15 percent since the president took office.

Listening to the president, one would think there is nothing in government upon which we could spend just a little less. How about $2.2 billion on free cell phones provided by the government? How about the $4 million taxpayers spend annually for a television studio at the IRS? How about the $1 million NASA spends each year to come up with a menu for when we live on Mars? How about the $325,000 spent developing a robotic squirrel?

These are just a few examples of the many frivolous things the government spends billions on that we simply don’t need or can’t afford. Read the rest of this entry »

OUR VIEW: Hoosiers decide transit issue

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OUR VIEW: Hoosiers decide transit issue

Watching CSpan the gentlewoman from DC spoke, waving a furlough notice and crying about the devastation of the sequester. Interesting a day before the government loosened up and $250 million will be given to Egypt and another $50 million for new uniforms for TSA employees.

For being the party of the people, they sure want to hurt the party of the people. Sounds a little like socialism to me.

We have a transit service here in Muncie. I’m glad we do and our Federal and local dollars help subsidize it. Used to be a regular on the bus. A bus which made trips to Indy failed and local commentators said the marketing was poor and the public basically unaware. Many said they were planning to use it. It went under.

I love trains and spent many a time riding. It’s great. But the love of trains doesn’t over shadow the cost associated and the perceived need. I guess we will all get to vote on the increase in taxes and that will be the deciding factor.

We want everything, but we can’t afford everything. Not in our personal finances and not in government programs.

As government grows, so does government debt. Many people have far more debt than savings and so there is a direct parallel to government and citizens. Perhaps this is why the $16 trillion deficit doesn’t bother some. Debt comes as natural as breathing.

Delaware County Sequester…well, sort of.

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$700,000 Plaza with $12,000 bench.

Yesterday Delaware County Council held a special meeting.

They are broke.

The day of financial reckoning  has come (again). Another meeting scheduled for Thursday March 7th at 2:00 PM.   Despite the ridicule of elected officials and their supporters, despite the fact of being  labeled liars, naysayers and obstructionists (as some examples) those following government,  watched as the projections came true.  There is no joy in being right.  It’s really serious.

It’s not some great revelation, or a possessing of superb intelligence.  No, it is nothing more than common sense and basic economics.    You can’t continue spending money you don’t have; you don’t vote on issues without examining for ramifications down the road.   Yet, despite placing the county in financial jeopardy for decades, they never seem to learn.

Some guy named Al Einstein said “always doing what you’ve always done and expecting different results.”  Is this person for real? Read the rest of this entry »

Stand by your man and show the world you love him.

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Standing by our man, Will Statom, Democrat…oh, I mean Republican chair just elected again.  After all he is just a man….

Lots going on in our neck of the woods.  The problem with this locale it never changes.  I don’t mean we hold on to the quaint village ways, I mean we stand still and continue to do the same things over and over again.  The wheels are spinning, yet you aren’t going anywhere.  That’s how I feel living here.

I’m not sure where the local Republican party is heading.  The Precinct committee members returned Will Statom as chair.  The vote, which was to be secret was cast right in from to him.  After two election losses and no real direction, at least none that I have seen, the party will remain stagnant.  

I wish more people would have listened to the vision Eric Welch and his extraordinary team had to offer   Sitting through the complete presentation and feeling the excitement in the room, I thought…”This is how it is supposed to be.”

Delaware County Republicans lost in 2011, and again in 2012.  Not because we lacked viable candidates.

To the contrary.    Fantastic people with leadership skills, vision, fiscal experience and that good old stand-by “common sense”  or in other words, candidates worthy of a vote.

2014 is a mid-term election and  is sometimes hard to get the message out to vote.  I’m not sure based on the past two elections we will pull a win off.  If the Republicans do win, it probably isn’t because the party chair worked his rear end off.

The campaign waged against the local Republican chairperson candidate was truly amazing.  I am still going to support my favorite candidates….they do good, they get my vote.  I’m loyal like that.

Sometimes it’s hard to be a Republican.  You expect to be trashed by the liberal left at every turn.  You don’t expect it from the local party leadership.



Celebration of the 2nd Amendment ~ February 25, 2013

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Charters of Freedom
Charters of Freedom – A new world is at hand

Celebration of the 2nd Amendment

Monday February 25, 2013 @6:30 PM

Kennedy Library

1700 McGalliard Road

Muncie, Indiana

Scheduled speakers:

Jeff Burke

Jeff Shore

Jeff Burke will be speaking on the NRA with a time for question and answers.  Jeff Shore ,an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, will speak on CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons).

Charters of Freedom – A New World is at Hand


Sponsored by the Muncie Tea Party and 9/12 groups.