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Economists Take a Stand Against Class Warfare

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana – As I wrote about last month, the budget cuts and tax reform bill approved in both the senate and house, are Robin Hood in reverse. As Paul Ryan tipped his hat recently on Twitter, the next plan of attack on the American people will occur in 2018 over cuts/reforms […]

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Governor Pence – HIP 2.0, a “Victory for Conservatism”

Governor Mike Pence Accepts Obamacare Expansion in Indiana MUNCIE, IN NEWS – Busy week last week for Governor Mike Pence with his leaked announcement of a state-run news agency called JustIN and the federal government approving his HIP 2.0 modification to our state’s Medicaid insurance program. As we’ve written before on Muncie Voice, our governor […]

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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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Indiana’s HIP 2.0: It’s Still Obamacare Expansion

Thanks to Nuvo.net for the photograph above MUNCIE, Indiana – Governor Mike Pence has completed his statewide public relations campaign for his “healthcare alternative” to the Federal government expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. As our former congressman, Mike Pence spent countless hours on Fox news rallying against “Obamacare” and voted over 40 […]

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Governor Mike Pence To ‘Restore Dignity to Poorest Hoosiers’

MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – In case you haven’t noticed, Governor Mike Pence is on a speaking tour, but he’s only “listening to others” about a potential 2016 presidential race. However, we get the feeling those who are asking about it, or talking about it, are being spoon fed by his public relations staff, and they […]

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Entitlement Programs: Where is the Fraud in Benefit Programs?

MUNCIE, Indiana – When I saw the headline of a story coming across Indiana Economic Digest, “Where is the fraud in benefit programs?”, I thought, this will be another Gannett article spouting uninformed nonsense. When I clicked on the link and saw Michael Hicks name as the author, I was afraid it would be another […]

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Affordable Care Act: Republicans Repeal Attempt #50

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” While that quote has been misattributed to everyone from Albert Einstein to Mark Twain, it’s a pretty apt description of House Republicans and the Affordable Care Act. Today, House Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 50th time since […]

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Michelle Obama vs Utah School Lunch Grinches; Indiana, Your Move

Michelle Obama vs. Utah School Lunch Grinches;  Indiana- Your Move First Lady Michelle Obama announced her plan to extend free school lunches (and breakfast) to ALL students across the country in districts for which more than 40% of the student population fall into the free or reduced category.   Photo: Courtesy of Times Union; Feb. […]

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Gov. Mike Pence Continues His Attack on Poorest Hoosiers

MUNCIE, IN – Two right-wing giants in Indiana have let down Hoosiers once again: Governor Mike Pence for his continued attack on the poorest Hoosiers and the Gannett owned Indy Star for allowing him to do it without any prodding. The Indy Star’s Maureen Groppe, Gannett Washington Bureau, printed a public relations piece for Pence […]

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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” […]