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November 24, 2013

Nov. 24, 2013: Letters to the editor

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What I was provided, while it might be enough to ward off hunger, goes a long way to qualify as “nutrition,” so I ask, does that really fulfill the goal of providing the poverty stricken with a reasonable level of nutrition?

Kenneth Crockett

Kokomo

Chrysler in crosshairs of turbine opponents

Certain citizens of Tipton County have often used scare tactics on this page to describe their definition of “responsible development,” or should I say, what they don’t believe is responsible development. We know their long-celebrated stance on wind. Lest you think those citizens representing responsible development are singularly focused on wind energy — think again.

Now we’ve come to find out Chrysler is also in their crosshairs. Congratulations. In your zeal to make Tipton’s public officials look inept, you’ve succeeded in making yourselves look far worse by potentially killing or at least souring some 850 jobs so desperately needed for the local economy.

While these certain citizens represent themselves as being for responsible development, they’re really citizens rejecting all projects or any commercial activity that happens to look messy in their eyes. They use the excuse that the Chrysler building is not “substantially” complete so as to force another hearing and waste more time.

The agricultural community has long been suspicious these citizens have other goals in mind. Now it’s confirmed — no wind, no Chrysler, no hog facilities, no dust, no farming late at night. You get the picture.

Tipton County is proud of the hundreds of Chrysler employees, retirees and loyal families who live here. We thank Chrysler for helping both Tipton and Kokomo in recent floods and tornadoes. We are all proud of Chrysler’s outstanding work in Indiana. They are the best of good neighbors.

Foreign agents could not have done a better job of sabotaging the economic underpinnings of a local economy than the “Responsible Citizens” have done.

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