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May 27, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters to the editor, Tuesday, March 27, 2014

Only so many reasons for current trouble at VA

There are claims that multiple VA hospitals have secret “waiting lists.”

Why would they do that?

1) Lazy. More concerned with “Self,” than “Service.” Just Stupid. Not qualified for this responsibility. Fire to a minimum wage job. I like to think minimum wage is zero. You already got your government subsidies.

2) Following orders. Bosses want a big waiting list to justify some personal or business reason(s). Leaders need followers. Employee gets a second chance. Boss gets fired.

3) Intentional. Personal gain. Inexcusable. Fire. File criminal and civil charges to be decided in the courts.

Big government has big problems. What are you going to do about it?

Pat Harvey

Peru

Looking for someneeded transparency

It won’t be long, but the word transparency will be a old, not-used-anymore-word, and will only be found in newly printed unabridged dictionaries.

Transparency no longer means anything to the executive branch of the U.S. government. Very quickly, it was thrown around in both houses of the Congress. If the lack of transparency is good enough for those running (read destroying) the America we once loved, certainly it would be OK for governors of states to use it only when it aids them, as in education curriculum. And finally it is being ignored at the local level.

Mr. Jim Brugh, a lawyer and the leader of the gang of four, continues to accuse the mayor, city council and LMU for not being transparent in the process of securing a new power plant for Logansport and the surrounding areas. But, when the question arises as to who is paying the exorbitant fees that must be attached to all the failed lawsuits filed by Mr. Brugh, the bringing in “experts in the field of polluting the Earth’s atmosphere, (one all the way from California) to testify to the accuracy of Mr. Brugh’s opinions which have been dismissed by several court judges, that information is not quite transparent.

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