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Luke Messer Also Guilty of ‘Bold Misrepresentations’

MUNCIE, Indiana – In a recent press release by Congressman Luke Messer (R) of Indiana, its politics as usual. For this Tea Party operative, it’s nothing new for him to continue fighting the Koch brothers battle with President Barack Obama over his signature piece of law – the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Luke Messer has […]

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U.S. Economics: Who is Really “Gaming the System”?

Muncie, Indiana – If you listen to Indiana conservatives: Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence, Luke Messer, Dan Coats, and all the free market pundits allowed to write in Muncie’s Gannett owned newspaper, like Larry Riley, the Indiana Policy Review and Michael Hicks, you’d think our country was full of lazy people who are “gaming the system” […]

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Indiana Policy Review: Not an Independent News Source

As you casually read the Gannett newspaper in your own Hoosier town, we must warn you of yet another deceptive strategy. They open up their pages to writers from the Indiana Policy Review (IPR) Foundation. In Muncie, we get to read Cecil Bohannon and Andrea Neal. Yet, their connections are never fully explained by Gannett […]

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Middletown: Where’s the Stimulus?

(photo courtesy of The Century Foundation) Gallup concludes in their recent industry poll that our economy is the main driving force behind perceptions of industry. I would contend that Americans consider many aspects beyond just our economy. The Fed’s stimulus package has pumped trillions into the financial industry since 2009. It’s fueled the stock market […]

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Farm Bill: Farmers Are Losing Their Clout

(Photo of Luke Messer at Huntington Co 4H Fair taken by J Ryan Wall) The dropping of the Farm Bill by Congress before going to recess shows farming is losing its power in Washington. Even though Luke Messer (R) blamed the dying bill on drug addicted parents who receive food stamps (research shows a smaller […]

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Climate Change: Hoosier Leadership Will Be Tested

Great article in the Guardian about climate change and the tough decisions facing world leaders. Prince Charles recently slammed the food industry for its lack of leadership and now President Obama is moving climate change out of the science labs and into our morality chambers by challenging our leaders to do what is right, not […]