We Hoosiers should get used to new taxes and fees. Our Republican governor and Legislature are patting themselves on the back for recent state tax cuts, but it’s just a tax shift to the city and county level.
School referendums have become a fact of life as schools try to survive on reduced state funding. And, of course, there’s the Lake County income tax.
I sure wish we still had some common sense leaders like the recently deceased Otis Bowen. He was a Republican, but as a doctor he knew we have to respect science and respond to the health needs of the people.
Why don’t we license gun owners and have them take a test to prove they know how to handle firearms competently, just as we do for those who want to drive? After all, the Second Amendment talks about a “well regulated militia.”
Unfortunately, while our legislators are contemplating just what the Second Amendment means, we are forgetting that mental health care in this country is close to nonexistent.
- Mary Certa, Crown Point