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April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014: Letters to the editor

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

Kokomo

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