Reader feedback: On Wall of Heroes, drug testing welfare recipients
Posted: 02/14/2013 at 5:00 pm
STORY: “Elkhart’s Wall of Heroes for sale for $35,000” (Feb. 12).
READ IT HERE: http://is.gd/YNRVrJ
CharlesUFarley: With all the junk the city wastes money on (Tolson Center, Jazz Festival, airport, etc) it does seem a little silly to let this go. At least pay to have the memorial itself moved to the plaza or someplace where people could actually stop to look at it without fear of getting mugged by a meth-head.
AMBujalski: We can afford to buy dilapidated buildings, we can afford to buy new vehicles instead of fixing what we have, we can afford to write off tens of thousands of dollars that a non-profit owes the city for services already rendered, we can afford a pseudo mayor (aka mayors assistant) but the city cant afford to work out a deal with this property?
I understand not spending $35k on the property but coming up with a deal for the back taxes and maybe offering for the city to do the upkeep (grass, snow, etc)? Hopefully a group steps forward and keeps this monument going.
deverett: WE. Do you have a mouse in your pocket. If YOU want it so bad why don’t YOU buy it?
Obamahater: Let me explain why the city can’t afford this, we have workers possibly having to take furlough days cause money is tight. Employee’s are the first obligation over this property and should not be bought by the city and given preference over it’s employee’s loosing five day of pay! Sorry if this offends anyone but reality is reality!
STORY: “Drug testing of Indiana welfare recipients intended to help poor, says bill’s author” (Feb. 13).
READ IT HERE: http://is.gd/ZO9yL7
FreeAmerican: If they test positive for drugs they shouldn’t get any money until they have gone though the rehab and passed. Why should we keep pouring money into people that could afford drugs prior to asking for tax dollar assistance.
If you can afford to get illegal drugs you should be able to support yourself.
Crackerjack: Most people have to pass a drug screen to earn an income, so this seems fair.
elwood: Why do all the responses from the conservatives seem punitive to the poor? Because they are. Can’t wait for the law suits, the settlements and the court costs. All being paid for by tax dollars. Thanks conservatives. Another well thought out response. No wonder you can’t connect with voters. Bobby Jindell could you talk to these guys.
BigBillHaywood: Because they believe Limbaugh every time he tells them that the only reason God hasn’t made THEM rich yet is because some lazy unemployed druggie is taking what they should be getting. Sad, sad ignorant fools.
tawaun79: Well if you want to drug test welfare recipients shouldn’t you drug test corporations CEO’s and board members who receive tax dollars or is that going to far!
TomButler: Yet another Republican program based on philosophical moral codes which fails to do anything but cost more government money.
War on drugs, war on the Middle East terrorist, war on drug users abusing the welfare system. It all sounds so good on paper until you actually study the costs and benefits.
Countless millions of dollars of loss in Florida...Chasing pennies with dollars...literally...2 cents savings in welfare money not spent on drug abusers for every 1 dollar spent on drug testing.
The beneficiary - the big drug companies who make the materials to test of course...there is always a pattern to government fraud. It all sounds just like mindless stupidity until you connect the dots to lobbying dollars.
I am tired of the corporate lackies robbing America blind with government programs...and the morally self superior feeling dupes who vote for them and enable just exactly this type of planned crony capitalistic corruption through their ignorance.