Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


May 3, 2012

Letters - Thursday, May 3, 2012

— State officials support Lake

Voters in Howard County will have the opportunity to vote for experience, knowledge and dedication when they cast their vote for Martha Lake for county auditor. I have known and worked with Martha Lake as she has served both as county auditor and treasurer.

I know Martha Lake as a dedicated public servant, who is always striving to increase her knowledge to better serve Howard County and maintain Howard County’s financial stability.

Martha Lake was an integral force in providing property tax relief for Howard County homeowners as evidenced in your current tax bill. There is no greater honor than to be recognized by your peers, this past year Martha Lake was recognized as Indiana’s most outstanding county treasurer — evidence that Martha Lake works hard every day for a stronger Howard County!

I wholeheartedly encourage Howard County Republicans to vote Martha Lake for County Auditor on May 8.

Tim Berry,

Indiana state auditor

Lugar is distant from Indiana

Richard Lugar’s outrageous ad depicting individuals accusing Hoosiers of potentially selling out his U.S. Senate seat is unconscionable; not to mention fictitious. Frankly, how can any one individual sell anything that doesn’t actually exist? Richard Lugar had been absent from Indiana since 1977; physically, as well as, in spirit. He cares no more for Hoosiers than a man on the moon.

I watched the debate on April 11, 2012, and after Richard Lugar’s poor performance, it’s to no surprise he had to implement liberal tactics in order to manipulate Hoosiers who he apparently deems to be unaware or just unmindful of the truth. Please, allow the facts to make the case on who the real Hoosier is, and why.

Richard Mourdock had fought for the retirement benefits for teachers, police, firefighters, and a whole host of other disgruntled workers in Indiana when the Obama administration chose to sell Chrysler retirement pension plans for pennies on the dollar. Keep in mind, this is not a typical issue that a state treasurer would undertake, but Richard Mourdock did, and against all political probabilities. Hence, where was Richard Lugar or any other D.C. politician on this momentous issue?

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