Letters to the editor, June 22
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Updated: July 23, 2012 6:07AM
NIRPC is not elected, why
does it get a say on projects?
Officials elected locally and voters need to take sharp note of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission story that appeared recently in the Chesterton Tribune.
NIRPC representatives, commenting extensively on a Dickinson Road extension, said it didn’t matter when it comes to NIRPC’s (far more important) plans for our region. I imagine that comment was not warmly accepted by Chesterton folks.
This is just another example of allowing a possible unconstitutional regional agency to even exist. I don’t recall seeing a NIRPC person on any ballot while voting. With such decisions being make by outsiders from such a questionable agency, why do we bother electing local representatives?
The further local planning and local decisions get from the local electorate, the fuzzier our governance becomes. Local decisions must be made by local elected officials for accountability.
NIRPC has become the tail that wags the dog. I believe it is part of the movement for un-American regional control.
Outsiders shouldn’t tell Gary to change name of airport
“Gary/Chicago International Airport needs a name change?” Howard Cyrus and Pat Tuleja are wrong.
They don’t live in Gary, yet they think they know more about what’s best for the Gary/Chicago International Airport than Gary residents. How arrogant!
The airport already is off the ground; with commercial flights in effect, could things be better? Of course, things need to improve, and they’re improving right now with the runway expansion.
Also, Boeing, one of world’s elite aircraft companies, keeps its corporate fleet at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. Boeing did its homework before moving to Gary. Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, recently flew into the Gary/Chicago International Airport to visit Ivy Tech Community College. And former President Bill Clinton landed at the airport recently.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson graduated from the elite Harvard Law School. I don’t think she needs the help of people who live outside the city.
Obama will win re-election in November; what a show
I can’t wait until November to see President Barack Obama win his second term.
I am sure it’s going to be a show.
I occasionally flip over to Fox News to see the faces of fans, with a big bucket of popcorn in front of me. Nothing like live coverage, wouldn’t you say?
Oh, do leave out the background music for Mitt Romney, “Never Can Say Goodbye.” Later, I will watch MSNBC with Chris Matthews and his signature laugh.
Mr. Blankenship, get ready to again experience the Obama experiment.