Greedy oil companies must be regulated
We sure have a lot of greedy people in this country. The more they make, the more they want.
Just look at the petroleum companies. We are told that three refineries in the area have had some malfunctions and need to back off production until they get them taken care of. And theres a pipeline problem to add to it. So what do they do? They jack up the price of gas around 30 cents and then another 20 cents a gallon.
If a farmer has 100 dairy cows and his milking machine breaks down and he can only milk half of them, can he double his milk price?
I dont like the government making laws to protect us from unwanted things businesses are doing to rip us off. But it is time something is done to control the petroleum industry.
I think it is time that a law is made to require them to publish in the local newspapers that gas prices will be raised so many cents three days before they raise them – and be limited to the amount of the raise and no more than one time a month.
We need to contact our senators and representatives that this is what is needed to stop this ripping off of fuel consumers.
One other thing we could do is simply quit traveling more than we have to. If they would start feeling the loss of sales by even 10 percent, they may realize enough is enough.
DALE BIBERSTEIN Bluffton
Christian values under attack daily
Cheers to all the people who showed up at Chick-Fil-A to support the company presidents biblical views on marriage.
It is a sad day when a person cannot state what they believe in without being accused of discriminating and a group of people trying to harm their place of business because of it.
One gay person interviewed on television stated those who showed up to support Chick-Fil-A were attacking her family. She is very wrong. It is our Christian values that are being attacked on a daily basis.
We are now standing up for God and his word, and its way past due.
Christians have sat by quietly as the atheists have worked diligently to remove all traces of God from our lives. This country was founded on Christian values, and we once were the most prosperous, powerful nation on earth, being blessed greatly by God.
Look where we are now, as our nation becomes more and more immoral, turning away from God and his commands to us. Yes, it is way past time for all Christians to stand up and speak out for God and his word. We can then pray he will bless this nation once again.
SHARON KIRKPATRICK Churubusco
State’s budget bounty bypassing seniors
The state of Indiana has $2.15 billion in surplus. This is very good for all concerned.
Paying the bills with this surplus will keep the money flowing properly for years. Giving the taxpayers $100 each is very generous of the state, and it will help many of the unemployed. Plus, it will add to the rich mans pocket.
Lets hold on here; we seem to be missing someone. Youre right, the seniors are being left out again.
We worked all our lives here in Indiana, paid taxes to the state and now are on Social Security with no income other than Social Security. Please, Indiana, send us a check too.
Remember that many seniors who have no other income than Social Security do not pay taxes now, so they would not get a refund check. Please also tell the new governor we need some help.
BOB REETZ Auburn