Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014: Letters to the editor

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Heath VanNatter’sill-conceived logic

I was reading the Kokomo Tribune when I came to this statement attributed to Rep. Heath VanNatter: “There were numerous problems with the program and did not believe it is as effective as advocates claim.” This statement was referring to the Energizing Indiana program that now will be defunct by the end of this year. This valuable program will be no more because of VanNatter’s bill killing it.

I am outraged by this measure. I and almost everyone I know will now have higher energy costs because of VanNatter’s ill-conceived logic. Most people (myself included) have been using this very necessary program to help mitigate high fuel costs by making our houses more energy efficient. Instead of making the highly valued and necessary program better and more effective, VanNatter’s measure and logical thought is to kill it?

By this thought process, one could premise that older citizens who are less effective due to their infirmities should share a similar fate. That is patently preposterous and goes against common sense. If something is not how you would like it to be, then you fix it, not cause its demise. I learned this as a 5-year-old.

Apparently, this is a lesson VanNatter has not learned yet. Perhaps, this should give pause to the good citizens of his district to follow his same thought process. You as my state representative are not as effective and useful to me and other citizens of this district as you should be. And therefore, we should defund you out of your position of power and servitude to us.

I, for one, along with most of the people I know will do exactly that.

Jim Weidler


A pitiful exampleof a ‘world power’

If Russia can take over Crimea, can we have Cuba?

If there is no “international cop” to arrest lawbreakers, then the law is useless.

If there is no fear of punishment for bad behavior, you can do whatever you want.

If the high Christian morals of the U.S. don’t punish bad behavior of other countries, there will be civil unrest all over the globe.

Once again, we need peace through strength.

When Obama and Congress choose to send the mighty U.S. military to the wrong places, keep it out of the right places, and make it smaller and weaker, they fail the world. What a pitiful example of a “world power.”

Patrick E. Harvey


Letter writer has ‘things upside down’

I read with amusement Mr. Larry Brooks’ Sound Off letter in the March 27 issue of the Kokomo Tribune. The points he made about voting for tea party candidates are what we have now in the Obama administration!

Mr. Brooks needs to take a look at what the Democrats are really offering and what the conservatives are proposing.

What the Obama administration is doing is ruining our economy and our country. Mr. Brooks has things upside down in my opinion.

Barbara Hughes