Those increases just keep on coming
On Dec. 14 The Herald Bulletin reported the Anderson City Council approved an overall 2.7 percent increase in the Municipal Light and Power rates.
According to the deputy mayor, for the residential users the increase will be from $60 to $84 annually. That is only two to three times the rate of the wheel tax that the County Council is considering bringing back. These rates, along with an increase in Medicare premiums, will consume most of the 1.2 percent cost-of-living increase that seniors received on their Social Security checks.
In the Light and Power proposal, residents, many of whom are on fixed income, will see a 7.8 percent increase while the industrial rates will be reduced by 1.2 percent. Here’s an idea, let’s reduce the seniors’ rate 1.2 percent and increase Nestlé’s rate to 7.8 percent.
Haven’t we done enough for Nestlé’s 330 Andersonian jobs? $23 million we have approved in tax abatements, a new three-lane street we have built for them, the new $4.5 million water tower that the citizens of Anderson built for them — now we are giving them a rate reduction?
I am for starting a petition to have Nestlé change its company mascot from an unassuming, gentle giant bunny rabbit to a large blood-sucking mosquito.
Yes, we came into this world with nothing and with the assistance of greedy corporations, such as Bank Of America, British Petroleum and Nestlé we will depart this world with much, much less.
Those increases just keep on coming
Editorial: Little 500 illustrates the power of Anderson
The Little 500 can’t rival the Indy 500 in scope and international appeal. But it aptly illustrates the power of a small community to do great things.
Editorial: ‘Paddle protest’ floats good ideas
Last Saturday’s protest on White River was a smart, inoffensive way to show ecological concerns over the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir project.
Editorial: Battery production a positive sign
The production locally of a battery powering a vehicle that has been dubbed the “bus of tomorrow” signals to others that Anderson is still a viable player in the auto industry. Having Altair Nanotechnologies located here is a good sign for Anderson’s future.
Editorial: Cleveland crimes could happen anywhere
Neighbors are in the best position to see something amiss so that grotesque crimes, such as those revealed in Cleveland, won’t take away a decade of life from someone else.
Letter: Merchant Marine vets deserve honors
Only a few thousand World War II Merchant Marine veterans remain alive today — they should be honored.
Letter: Legislators mistrust live dealers
What is the “real” reason that Republican legislators are against Hoosier Park creating 600 jobs by putting in live dealers? Here’s what I think.
Letter: Gun supporters’ campaign thriving
The “Guns for Nuts” club is thriving in Washington and Indianapolis.
Editorial: AU softball team did university, community proud
During the Anderson University softball team's run to the final eight in the NCAA Division III tournament, the Ravens played quality softball with high-quality individuals, and they did it while brandishing the Anderson name. Whenever the city is associated with high-quality and successful people, it’s always a positive accomplishment.
Letter: Major flaws found in reservoir proposal
After a lot of research, I found several major flaws in the reservoir proposal.
Letter: Obama should follow Constitution
Congress, or I should say the Democrats, have been trying to take away some of our guns by legislation, thus trying to do away with the Second Amendment.
- More Opinion Headlines
- Editorial: Little 500 illustrates the power of Anderson