Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fake Excuse on the Rail line Fishers/Noblesville to Indy

Fishers and Noblesville want to build a 9.3 million dollar trail and rip out the tracks of the Nickel Plate to make this happen. Sounds wonderful and once again the Republicans are using fake positions to get their way.

They don’t care about a Monon style path the real reason is they don’t’ want the tracks in place that could lead to a mass transit rail service. Funny how Mayor Fadness has spoken about how he is now against light rail when he was for it a few years ago.  If you rip out the tracks the cost in the future skyrockets and it might prevent any rail service from coming to town.

Of course the concept of a trail is wonderful and that is the trick they will be using to try and kill any rail service.  Another bit of fake statements is a term called rail banking where the area could in the future be converted back to rail.  Now according to the American Trails only 8 potions of track have ever been returned to active railroad service. One was for a 350-foot section of a 64.5-mile rail track.  Another one where they realized they need a small section to park rail cars or .21 miles of a 6.2 mile section. A few others were much larger. But the odds are this will never come back as very little has of the 4,408 miles set aside.  

While it makes sense to use abandoned rail lines for trails this is not the case. This is a clear attempt to stop light rail from Fishers and Noblesville to downtown Indy.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Repiublican Medical Insuance Sticker Shock

The Wall Street Journal is well known for fake news and its highly liberal outlook in its articles. That is what I expect the Trump conservatives to say very soon. You see the Journal that is extremely accurate and fair in it’s reporting is saying some nasty truthful things about Trumpcare or Ryancare whichever name you want to give to the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act.

Lets look at some of the items the Journal brought up. Low-income old people will see substantial increases in the cost of insurance, while high income people will see lower costs. People living in rural areas will pay more. So the Trump supporters from the rural area you just got your gift from the Republican Party a reduction in your take home pay.
But wait say the Republicans we have reduce red tape, taxes and mandates, well does that matter if the cost of insurance zoomed up. I don’t think so.

Ok here are some of the facts from the article:

45 year old making $18,000 a year
Rural person increase of $2,291
Urban person increase of $1,588

But if your 62 years old look at what happens
Rural person increase $9,075
Urban person increase $6,954

Since this based on where you live look at what happens to the poor person living in Chase County in Nebraska who earns that magic $18,000 a year, their insurance premiums would be $20,000 a year an increase from $760 under the Affordable Care Act.  All of you can do this math, $2,000 more than they earn and an increase of $19,240. A year.

So if you’re on social security earning about $18,000 a year you need to live on $8,000 a year on average. In some parts of the county you can’t live. So the older and poorer group of people who live in the rural area and voted for Mr. Trump. Are you happy now?

Oh by the way if your 35 and making $54,000 a year your insurance will drop about $3,000 a year or if you’re 62 year old making this amount you would see a drop of $2,856.

What ‘s very wrong with this picture.

Friday, March 10, 2017

How Indiana fakes lower taxes.

It’s a game in Indiana. They move items from the state to local governments and then claim to be the “State that works”.

A few years ago they put caps on property taxes so they could tell everyone how great the lower tax rates were. What actually happened, school districts started to do referendums to raise taxes, which were not limited by the caps. You see the state lowered money to the schools. Local governments started to raise fees, which were outside of the property taxes. Want a building permit, that fee went up. What about a tax on cars, its called a wheel tax so no one under stands what it is. So on and on go the local tax increases because the state that works lowered the money to make the state work.

Then they said you know people who go to jail would do better in the local sheriff jails so they can be close to family and that way they would be better able to merge back into society when they get out. The real reason, make local governments spend more money on jails so the state does not have too. This way the state did not have to spend money on jails and the counties now have overcrowding and need to spend more on jails and watch taxes at the local level go up again.

Ah, Indiana the state that doesn’t work for the real people.