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  1. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  2. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  3. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

  4. As was always expected, as taxes on corporations climb under democrat leadership, businesses continue to look to alternatives. If its not decreased job growth, its the eventual up and moving out of country. If you tax something, you get less of something. Isn't it ironic that liberals want to increase tax on cigarettes so that people stop smoking, yet they don't see the destructive results of their high tax policies. As more business leaves the country, no doubt Obama's response will be to increase taxes even higher in pathetic attempt to make up for lost revenue, which will only further kill economy. Stop blaming businesses, and start looking directly at our incompetent Democratic administration and failed president.

  5. The town of Speedway needs to renew itself, otherwise it will pass as an old factory town. It was a much better place not 20 years go, but has become a town that has seen better days. Better than investing 100 million dollars in loans to the IMS, why not 100 million dollars in improvements to Speedway and police to protect citizens from crime. As with any city, Indianapolis downward spiral from the city center to I465 and beyond continues with migration of crime from the inner city to the outlying areas to surrounding counties. Unfortunately, instead of the acceptable culture and morals of surrounding counties taking precedence of people migrating from the inner city, it appears to be the negative element is moving into the surrounding counties causing crime to migrate with them. Would suggest that surrounding counties hold the line and do not allow pushing culture that is negative to the suburbs, but change those who have that culture to a more positive focus rather than inner city acceptable behavior. As with Broad Ripple, crime is migrating outward and must be stopped and those who are criminal locked up. I suppose that is why the new Jail/Prison is being placed across from the Indianapolis Zoo, what a bad place to put it, right next to an outdoor concert venue and across from a major community attraction. There will need to be plenty of security there. The only way to stop the violence from occurring in and around the city is to crack down on underage loitering, drinking, and generally between the hours of 11 and 7 in the morning, focus on crime areas and bust the criminals before they can commit any crimes.