first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE for the several months month we have been hearing that Mike Braun a former Indiana State Representative and highly successful businessman from Jasper has a good chance of winning the United States Senate Republican Primary?  …that our recent non-scientific but trendy “Readers Poll”  predicted that Mr. Braun will win this primary in a close six (6) man race?IS IT TRUE that the well respected political columnist Brian A Howey predict that “Mr. Braun is making this a 3 man race”? …Mr. Howey reported, “that Braun has $2.3 million cash on hand with $2 million raised in the fourth quarter, including about $1.75 million of his own money”. He added that; “Messer reported $430,000 raised and $2.4 million in cash. Rokita posted $459,000 for the fourth quarter and $2.4 million cash on hand”?  …that Brian A. Howey also wrote “this is a wide-open, toss-up race. With his personal wealth, Braun has run three flights of the statewide TV to gin up his name recognition, while the two (2) congressmen have been dark.”  …Mr. Howey also wrote that “Nobody has ever tried on the Senate level to come from the business side, outside of politics”. “They’ve gone through the feeder system that’s given (Congress) a 20 percent approval rating.” …in this article  Mike Braun calls himself a “disrupter,” saying of his worldview, “I’ve been in the trenches building a business, not through the lens of a politician. There’s never been a better time for the party to have one pathway versus the other.”IS IT TRUE we urge our readers to learn more about this highly successful and self-made businessman?  … he’s a Harvard honors graduate and a conservative Christian businessman from a little town called Jasper, Ind?IS IT TRUE below we have attached a link to the article about United States Senatorial candidate Mike Braun written by political columnist Brian A Howey for your reading pleasure?http://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/how-braun-makes-the-gop-senate-race-a–way/article_eccd4c33-223b-50e7-a237-34e231ee8344.htmlIS IT TRUE its time that our local elected officials stop relying on money generated from Tropicana as their own political patronage slush fund?  …it’s also its time that our elected officials to stop dogging Tropicana to give them an advanced on future projected revenue to offset their bad spending habits?IS IT TRUE that a couple of years ago nine Vanderburgh County jail inmates were formally charged for their alleged roles in a “jailhouse riot”? … all of the defendant’s charges including counts of aiding, inducing or causing a battery to a public safety officer, resisting law enforcement and rioting? …we are glad that the Judge throws the book at these idiots? …we were extremely pleased with the public statement made by Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding that “He’s going to run the jail, the inmates aren’t”?  …all we can say to Sheriff Wedding we are pleased that he said the heck with political correctness and tell it like it is?IS IT TRUE it looks like the election promise made by candidates during the last City Council election that they are going to be a fiscal watchdog is down the tube?  …don’t you just like it when political types run for election as a right-wing fiscal conservative and turn out to be a left wing tax and spend liberal?IS IT TRUE last year we predicted that City Council will support some expensive capital projects in 2018?  …don’t be surprised that additional funds will be given to phasing in SpotShooter, designing and developing Roberts Park, designing a new Aquatic Center to be located at Roberts and Park unbudgeted projects at the Zoo?  …we hope when City Council give permission to fund these projects they will also put money in the budget to pay for upkeep and maintenance of these new endeavors?IS IT TRUE one would expect after the last city election we would have more than two (2) strong independent thinking and the fiscally conservative persons on the city council? …this is the kind of results you get when only 7 percent of people turn out to vote in a city election?IS IT TRUE when former Mayor Frank McDonald Jr left office he had $58 million dollars in the General Fund? …when former Mayor Russ Lloyd Jr left office he had a disappointing $232,000 in the General Fund? …when former Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel left office he had $4 million dollars in the General Fund?IS IT TRUE we would like to wish Evansville own Channel 44 TV their upcoming “Happy Two Year Anniversary”?  …under the able leadership of News Director, Warren Korff and General Manager, Jeff Fisher Channel 44 has grown by leaps and bounds?  …we highly recommend that you set your TV dial to Channel 44 for nonbias, accurate and refreshing news?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the election promise made by candidates during the last City Council election that they are going to be a fiscal watchdog is down the tube?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.Copyright 2015 City-County Observer. 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