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Updated: January 14, 2013 6:07AM



Many bad things will happen with Obama in four years

The Democrats and Barack Obama will cause the following in the next four years.

Our national debt will exceed $20 trillion, agencies will further downgrade U.S. debt worthiness, the national debt limit will rise multiple times, Democrats (party of no) will refuse cuts to deficit spending and only propose tax increases, the number of people on food stamps will increase, an economic recession in 2013, a push for another failed stimulus package, GM still will owe the taxpayers billions, increased energy costs, Obamacare will increase medical insurance premiums, reduced Medicare benefits for seniors, more doctors refusing new Medicare patients, employees losing employer-sponsored health care, continued high unemployment, reduction in manufacturing jobs, two major terrorist attacks against U.S. interests, the ability to defend ourselves will diminish due to a reduction in our military and missile defense systems to appease Russia and China (while they increase theirs).

Four years from now, let’s see how many times I was correct.

Tony Sulewski Sr.

Crown Point

Hanover schools ignored requests for open records

As CEO of the Hanover Communiity School Corp., Superintendent Carol Kaiser has a duty to follow public records disclosure laws.

I requested that Kaiser provide information regarding money collected from students, and records of money paid to the corporation’s lawyers. With respect to money collected from students for ID fees and replacement fines, Kaiser’s lawyer responded that the records were kept in a binder that “cannot be located.”

The corporation also resisted disclosing records of money for lawyers, which led to a complaint to the Indiana Public Access Counselor, who determined the corporation violated the law on both matters.

The Public Access Counselor wrote, “To the extent the School has failed to maintain and preserve its public records in accordance with the applicable retention schedule, it is my opinion that it has acted contrary to the requirements of IC 5-14-3-4(e) and IC 5-14-3-7(a).”

As for the corporation’s attempt to conceal the money issues as to its lawyers, the Public Access Counselor wrote: “It is my opinion that the billing records that have been requested would be considered public records of the School which should be disclosed. Accordingly, it is my opinion that the School acted contrary to the APRA in denying your request for records.”

Kaiser and the ill-informed board should note that in both opinions, the Public Access Counselor admonished that public policy states, “providing persons with information is an essential part of a representative government and an integral part of the routine duties of public officials and employees whose duties it is to provide the information.” Kaiser has disgraced the corporation for violating public policy laws. She should resign.

Brian Vukadinovich

Wheatfield



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