Saturday, November 5, 2011

Election Day Tuesday November 8th - Vote for Joe

What is the candidate and current officer holder for Fishers Clerk Treasurer hiding? Two debates were held this year, one for the primary and one for the current election. In both cases only one candidate for any Fishers office failed to show up. It was the same person both times the current Fishers Clerk Treasurer. Was she afraid someone was going to ask how come the numbers don’t add up in the Town Financial Report? Was she afraid someone was going ask if Mr. Walter Kelly who donated $5000 to the PAC that funded her campaign was also one of the heads of the CPA firm that does all her office paper work? Maybe someone was going to ask why she lists the value of the uniforms issued to the Firemen and Police offices as income on their federal income taxes? Maybe someone was going to ask how come her office does not accept on line payments, or credit cards, or debit cards or even make change when a citizen of the town want to pay a sewer or tax bill or pay for a permit? Her office requires either a check or exact change. Or could it be that in the thirty years she has been running this office nothing has change except the Town of Fishers grew from a few thousand people to almost 80,000 today.

Maybe we do know why she is in hiding. It is time for a major change in this office, time to bring in someone who understands technology, someone who has worked in government with budgets even larger than the towns, someone who ran a real business, someone who would not hire contributors to his election and someone who is not afraid to answer questions. It is time to vote for a change it is time to vote for Joe Weingarten. Tuesday November 8th vote for Weingarten for Fishers Clerk Treasurer.

This is approved by Joe Weingarten and Freinds of Weingarten

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Unethical Part Two

I asked the Town of Fishers to provide copies of contracts and payments to the CPA firm that works for the Treasurers Office. Of course I couldn't get the complete data I asked for. How come can't the Clerk Treasurer provide the totals she paid out for the company that does the work for her.But here is what the Town provided.

Clifton Gunderson LLP in 2008 was paid $105185.75
In 2009 they were paid $190006.75
For both 2010 and 2011 the Town did not provide this data. If I had time I would take all the payments that are presented to the Town Council and add up how much they paid. Of course they could have done in a few minutes with their computer system. If elected it will be presented to the public in Jan 2012.

Mr. Walter Kelly who is a principal of this company made a $5,000 donation to the Future of Fishers PAC. This PAC made donations of $17,017.00 to the incumbent Clerk Treasurer, funny how this money goes in a complete circle.

This message is approved by Joe Weingarten and Friends of Weingarten.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Unethical you bet

The Town of Fishers Clerk Treasurer via The Future of Fishers Political Action Committee received a contribution of $12,000.00 but if you study the PAC you will find that Mr. Walter Kelly contributed $5,000 to this PAC. Why is this significant because Mr. Kelly is a principle in an Accounting firm that does the work for Ms. Cordell's office. In speaking to a few retired CPAs in the area they all recommended hiring a new CPA firm as they find this highly unethical. Any CPA firm should be at an arms length from the client. One of the retired CPAs said I should, if elected, form an Advisory group for the Clerk Treasurer's Office of retired CPAs and if possible ones who have moved to Fishers from other areas. Great idea and if elected it will happen.

Joe Weingarten
Weingarten for Fishers Clerk Treasurer

Approved by Friends of Weingarten

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

999 is truly 666 for most of us

Mr. Herman Cain’s tax proposal is simple and for once I agree with Michele Bachmann, the devil is in the details. Here are some details from the Tax Policy Center.

Income Average Tax Change
Less than $10,000 Up $ 1,122.00
$10,000 to $20,000 Up $ 2,705.00
$20,000 to $30,000 Up $ 3,833.00
$30,000 to $40,000 Up $4,196.00
$40,000 to $50,000 Up $4,399.00
$50,000 to $75,000 Up $4,326.00
$75,000 to $100,000 Up $4,368.00
$100,000 to $200,000 Up $2,105.00
$200,000 to $500,000 Down $11,155.00
$500,000 t0 $1 million Down $ 59,489.00
Above $1 million Down $ 455,247.00

I think it is time for Mr. Cain to return to the world of Pizza and forget politics.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Change or no Change that is the vote

The Clerk Treasurer of Fishers, IN has a sign on the door to her office and I quote "This office does not make change. If you are paying with cash please have the exact amount.
..................Thank you." Also this is very professionally posted in a plastic 3 ring binder holder. To be fair they will take checks. But that is it, checks or exact change. As you can see the Clerk Treasurer is a very consumer friendly office. Up to date in their methods of operation.

In my run for this office I have stated that "If elected we will allow the citizens of Fishers the ability to pay on line, use credit or debit cards, checks, money orders, wire transfers and if they bring cash we will make change if needed." I am sorry but we will not accept live stock for payment.

So it comes down to this, keep the 30 year incumbent in office and keep the 30 year old methods of operation or vote for Joe Weingarten and modernize the office and increase consumer operations as well as efficiencies of the office.

After 30 years it is time for a change. Vote for Joe Weingarten.

This message is approved by Friends of Weingarten

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Democratic Party Nominates Joe Weingarten for Fishers Clerk-Treasurer

The Democratic Party of Hamilton County is very pleased to announce that Joe Weingarten will be their candidate for Fishers Clerk-Treasurer.

Keith Clock in making the announcement stated “Joe Weingarten can bring to this office a wealth of government management experience from his many years with the Federal Government and as a small business owner.” With US Air Force research and development Joe was responsible for a budget of $69 million overseeing an administrative workforce that supported 1,800 engineers. As an engineer he is known worldwide for the development of internal structural criteria for all aircraft and spacecraft. He also was responsible for the development of 20 year out technology plans and numerous organizational planning documents. His experience in management of government functions would be invaluable to the Clerk-Treasurer’s office.

Upon retirement from the Air Force he opened an Apple computer store that in three short years grew to the 13th largest Apple outlet in the nation. His business experience will help move the practices of the Clerk-Treasurer’s office into the modern era. Joe has also played a major role in the bringing to the voters of Fishers the question of whether should Fishers become a City or remain a Town.

Joe and his wife Cindy have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Joe is also very active in the Boy Scouts as the Chairman of the Crossroads National Eagle Scout Association and Assistant Area Commissioner for all Scouting from Indianapolis north in the state. As a Vietnam veteran he is active with the Hamilton County Veterans.

For additional Information please contact

Joe Weingarten Keith Clock
317-598-1026 317-407-7885

This Press Release is paid for and approved by Friends of Weingarten.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sara Sara Sara

Sara Sara Sara

“He who warned, uh, the…the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and um by makin’ sure that as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warnin’ shots and bells that uh we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free…and we were gonna be armed.”

Well Sara may very well lose her tea party support after all a true Tea Party person would know their history about Paul Revere’s ride. Mr. Longfellow would be outraged if her were alive today. I bring up his name because I am 99.99% certain Sara has no clue who he is. For those of you who forgot Henry Wadsworth Longfellow a very famous poet who wrote:
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."

Well I guess Henry was right when he said “who remembers” and for certain Sara doesn’t. BTW- My apologies to Mr. Longfellow on behalf of the American People.

Now before Sara makes a fool of herself again Paul did not yell the “British are coming” he said "The Regulars are coming out." Why as not to tip off the people who lived in the area that were pro British as many were.

Hey Sara did they teach you in Wasilla public schools that the earth was only six thousand years old and that men and dinosaurs walked it together? And the reason we don’t have dinosaurs any more is because they missed the boat.

Other Sara funny stories:
Sara criticized NOAA's sector-based catch-share fisheries management plan by saying local fishermen know better than the federal government how to maintain the fishery. Actually the Feds took over management in 1977 and the fish which were vanishing are increasing in numbers. And the system in place is working in conjunction with the local fishermen.

Sarah Insists U.S. Must Defend Its Allies In North Korea
Yes that is what she said.

Sarah thinks of the founding age of the United States as an era of "Christian Roots."
'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof'
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) was the first Christian president of the United States. However, he didn't join a church until a year after he left office.

Did you know according to her John Adams took part in the Constitutional Convention and was "a leading participant."
Only problem was that John wasn't even in the country; he was in England as U.S. minister to the Court of St. James's.

About the shooting in Arizona-
"[E]specially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible."
Historically, blood libel refers to anti-Semitic accusations from the Middle Ages, when some believed that Jews made Passover matzo from the blood or organs of murdered Christian children. Was Sara sending a secret message to skin heads?

“We don’t have the $2 billion [to give to Egypt]. Where are we going to get it?
Sara – We are not giving Egypt money, we are forgiving $1 billion in debt that was spend on US Food products. The second billion is a loan with no cost to the US taxpayers.

“Look at the debt that has been accumulated over the past two years. It is more debt under this president than all those other presidents combined.”
Bush years 10 trillion in debt
Obama 4 trillion.

“[Obama passed] a trillion dollars in stimulus package projects that still have resulted in record-setting unemployment, a heartbreaking number of home foreclosures, crashed markets left and right.”
Obama’s stimulus plan was actually $800 billion
Great Depression, the unemployment rate reached 23.6 percent in 1932.
When Ronald Reagan was president the unemployment rate reached 9.7% in 1982
Obama’s high was 9.6% in 2010.

“[Look at] the impacts of that [drilling permit] moratorium [in the Gulf of Mexico], where 97 percent of our offshore has been locked up. What we are looking at now is 150,000 barrels less per day next year, and 200,000 barrels per day less being able to be developed from the Gulf the year after. …We are going to be looking at $8 billion a day that we are going to be pouring into foreign countries in order to import that make-up fuel that we are going to need to take place of what we could have gotten out of the Gulf.”
Let’s look at this:
Gulf is not 97% locked up but rather 20% (Energy Information Agency (EIA))
Palin’s claim of $8 billion a day in additional imports is absurd. That would be 80 million barrels at $100 a barrel. Yet the entire world’s consumption is 85 million barrels. So we get 80 and the rest of the world 5. The real number is 200,000 barrels a day. Now at $100 a barrel that is 200 million. Not only is Sara bad at history she skipped her math classes.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fishers IN Tuesday Primary Election

Folks - Here is a run down of the Scott crew and recommendations on who to vote for Tuesday. Don't forget as Charlie White said - Fishers has funny districts. What this means you can vote for every one of the council seat not just the one you live in. Scott keeps calling those who live in Geist angry. We warned him a few years ago that in an upcoming election we would show the council that we can vote and vote them out of office. They didn't listen to a word said by the people during the annexation. Now that we are part of Fishers isn't it time we showed them when we think of their form of government, so this is the time to show them that we care about our right to vote, our right to have a voice that can be heard. Please tell all your friends all over Fishers it is time to get rid of these people who believe developers have the right to run the community and not the people. Here are the candidate reviews:

Memo to Candidates:

Gay Cordell – Please learn how to add. 88 million plus 5 million does not equal 190 million. Also learn that numbers on one end of a report must match other numbers in the same report in the same category. I am sorry I forgot you were too busy writing up an application for an award as the best whatever you are than to pay attention on the math. Also do you know that as a public servant you serve the people and when you get a request or a question you should provide a response. Even if it is a response that says sorry or I can’t provide an answer to that request. But then again I forgot you were too busy on that award. We have heard that your department has the highest turn over rate in the town in personnel, could that have something to do with your leadership skills. Oh by the way were you too busy to come to the candidate’s debate working on your 2011 award package.
Vote for Pam Zagar

Scott Faultless – It is time you change your story on lowest tax rate. When people are annexed into your town and their property taxes go up 15-30% it kind of means they had a lower tax rate, unless of course you went to the same math school as Gay. Then you keep leaving off all the hidden taxes Fishers charges that other communities don’t. How about an Apple-to-Apple comparison instead of the Apple to Turnip one you are using. So every citizen in the community is paying a higher rate and does not know it. Also Scott isn’t it time you keep your story on a level field, stop trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the citizens. We all know you will be lost if not in power, look how many times you forced your way to be “President” of Council, and now this funny Sham City. Do you think we don’t understand it is a City with Town Government so you can stay in power? Oh by the way Scott isn’t it time to remove the top item on the Town website on government section of the Proposed Geist Unification, you know you have not done any of the things you promised and it is no longer “proposed.” The Fire Station still is not here, the concept of projects for Geist, well just lets say they are somewhere with the Fire Station. By showing this old page we can tell you are still bitter that anyone could question your authority. By the way the false statements on that page are still on that page. And you have done nothing towards the great unification. The only part you have done is raise taxes on the people living in the Geist area.
Vote for Parker Stancato

Eileen Pritchard – Sorry Eileen that you have to sit in front of people and listen to them. We know how hard that is for you. But when sitting in front of your loyal citizens in a public hearing you should not say, “Do we have to listen to this.” Remember the words public hearing. It means you listen to the citizens, understand what they say and consider it in how you vote. I know this is a new concept for you. I am very surprised you even come to the meetings, you could say home and just let Scott vote for you. Also buying votes with parks and sport field’s is a very interesting concept, you know it was the same thing done in Rome a few thousand years ago. Oh I understand if the new group gets elected they are going to change the name of Cyntheanne Park to Peterson Field. Don’t you think that is a fitting tribute?
Vote for Renee Cox

Stuart Easley – Stu the Poo, you keep reminding people of your great scientific back ground and Lilly ethics, then how come you don’t apply them. Lets see the great economic developments, a hospital which will not pay property taxes, well forget that one, actually since they will not pay taxes and get town services it is a drain on the taxpayers, all the vacant land between Wal-Mart and Sallie May, still vacant. The water park and a new downtown, again smoke and mirrors which is used a lot in the engineering and science community when someone has nothing to offer but talks a lot, do you remember that term. Yet you fell for the City of Faultless concept or are you just playing ball to stay in the power club. Are you the deFacto city development director? If a real Mayor gets elected maybe we will have real development instead of he favorite few who now get to build any strip mall they like and Noblesville has a real mall just feet from Fishers.
Vote for Glenn Brown

Jason Meyer – Hand picked by Scott as a reward for stabbing the people of Fall Creek Township in the back in the Sham City merger talks. Jason I though you were going to cry at one of he debates as you said you care about the people. If you cared you would have stopped the merger that will result in a 30% tax increase to the folks who currently live outside of Fishers. You know the same people who had taken away form them in 2008 the rule of zoning even after they voted not to be covered. Remember the stolen vote by the Town Council. Remember the fake junkyard signs. If you cared maybe the voters would have re-elected you to the Fall Creek Township Board. They remembered and didn’t vote you back on the Township Board. So here you go for the Town Council seat. Oh by the way Jason your campaign manager is a paid consultant of the Town of Fishers. Well so much for your caring and independent voice.

Vote for Pete Peterson
Michael Colby – Mike I know you tried to force Delaware Township into the Sham City, but the other real elected representative of the people understood what Scott was up too. You were a good soldier following the orders of Scott. So your reward when Charlie White was forced to resign was his seat. Great way to get elected, oh excuse me appointed by Scott as a reward for trying. But then you blew your chance for showing that you were one of the Scott Crew by not calling for a real vote by the people for the referendum for the real city. I guess you just fell in line with the others. Then things got a little complicated two of you in the same district. No problem said Scott we will just create a Judge position for the other guy. So what if it costs the town a lot of money and other towns are trying to kill of these courts because they are a losing proposition. That the Supreme Court currently is conducting a study to do away with these courts. You see you and Mr. Henke should have been in the primary for the seat instead of working this back door deal. Sorry Charlie, oh I mean Mike, you have not earned the right to be elected to this seat.
Vote for Monte Chamberlin.

Here comes the Judge- Just one though – Don’t vote for Henke. Pick whichever of the other three, but don’t vote for Henke. He was hand picked by Scott and this waste of money. This court was established for two reasons. First to provide a Judge position for Mr. Henke who has always wanted to be a judge and the conflict with Mike Colby with both of them living in the same district. The other factor is more control by the Town Council. This Court will not just be a traffic Court but also a zoning and enforcement Court. So the TC will have a lot more control over the town.
Vote for Arnold or Delp or Culwell but not for Henke.

Monday, April 18, 2011

30% Property Tax Increase

Homeowners of Geist, did you get a shock in the mail? Most of the property owners got a 30% property tax increase, so say thank you to the Town of Fishers. You have been annexed. Notice all the extra services that you have gotten since you were annexed. Maybe we should have a treasure egg hunt to find them; opps Scott Grinch stole all the eggs. Nothing has changed, all the promises of doing this and that were just that promises and nothing has happened.

Instead any time we say anything, the Town Council’s newspaper bloggers just call us a bunch of angry Geisters. Well Geisters, it is time to take action and you will have your chance on May 3rd.

If you are a registered Republican here is your chance to vote out the entire Council. Almost no one knows this but the way they set up elections was to insure they would get elected by having total at large elections. So while a candidate must live in a set district, every voter in the town votes for all candidates. So you can vote against every single one of the incumbents. It is time to take back this town and vote in a responsible government that listens to the people. It is time to vote in a responsible government that cares about the citizens and not about what the developers want. It is time for all the voters of Fishers to take back this town. Vote against the incumbents.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

May 3 primary - Signs, Signs Everywhere.

Its looks like the Town Council is feeling the heat, they are fanning the entire town with their signs. Every strip mall is loaded with signs. Did I say strip malls? Oh yes I remember a long time ago I said the Town Council never met a strip mall they didn’t like. I guess it was true then. They love strip malls and strip mall owners love them.

If you are a Republican it is very important that you go and vote out the incumbents on May 3rd. One reminder you can vote in every district election. So you can vote out all of them. To quote Charlie White, former Town Councilor “Fishers is the only Town in Indiana with these funny districts.” You may be shocked but when you see your ballot you will see all seven Fishers districts and you can vote in all of them. Only in Fishers, it is time for a change. Vote in new people and bring the government back to the citizens.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Brian Bosma Leads House Walkout

My My how soon we forget. In 2001 Mr. Bosma lead a walkout of Republicans to protest redistricting by the Democrats.

I can only guess it is OK when Republicans do it but OMG not when Democrats walk out.

Then again the Indiana constitution allows this and maybe the forefathers did this on purpose to prevent a government that thinks it is in absolute power from doing harm to the state and the citizens of the state.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stormwater TAX - Another Fishers Sham

The Town of Fishers has mailed you your “Fishers Stormwater Utility” bill. Notice they avoid calling it a tax, notice they avoid calling it part of your property tax. But did you notice the more value of your overall property the higher payment. Doesn’t that sound like a property tax? What it is pure and simple is a way around the property tax cap and a way to tax all of us. Did you get the letter on why we have to pay the tax, but most of us have rain water flow directly from our property into Geist. They claim they need the money for street cleaning, doesn’t that sound like a standard function of a town or city? It does to me.

What has happened the Town of Fishers keeps claiming that they have the lowest tax rates, they are pulling the wool over the eyes of the citizens. They have used fees and other taxes to increase the overall tax rate and to exceed the tax cap. If the Town had to take taxes such as the Stormwater tax and cover the expense with our property taxes they would be in trouble.

Fisherian one of the Bloggers on the Indy Star keeps calling us "angry Geist annexee’s" and that we are trying to convert the good town government to a city and to help others get elected. Maybe, just maybe it is because we have found that they are not that good at telling us the whole story, maybe it is because we know how they operate without caring about the people, maybe it is because we understand how they raise taxes without calling them taxes and maybe its because we saw them in real action during the annexation process.

It is time for everyone in the Town of Fishers to throw out the current Council and get new blood in office to fix what they have done over the years.