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ROBERT S. COLGAN: Leadership lacking on energy issues

on January 29, 2014 11:00 AM

I assume Janice Dembosky had to cut her last letter short as she praised her government. (“Those were the days, weren’t they?” Jan. 15)

Let’s not forget the good old days when we had a leader with morals instead of an immoral one who supports killing children with abortion and yet pushes for gun control? Remember when men married women and gas prices weren’t a large part of your budget? Remember when you had no idea what a trillion dollars was until Obama became the king? Remember when health insurance wasn’t a tax forced down your throat?

Yes, Ms. Dembosky has gotten herself a real gem of a leader now. She has a right to be proud ... Not.

Locally, I have to ask our county commissioners, state representatives and, of course, our senator, what any of them are doing to help with the cost of energy.

I don’t recall any of them addressing the lack of natural gas lines through towns like Ernest, Commodore, Arcadia and many other communities throughout our county.

We have a local natural resource that burns far cleaner, more efficiently, less polluting and far cheaper then foreign oil and yet none of them has put any effort into helping the people in these communities obtain this wonderful resource for their use.

Maybe the new commissioner will realize he is an Indiana County commissioner, not just an Indiana commissioner. Maybe our state senator and representatives should take a look at the little towns and communities throughout their districts and do something to help out.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, because they, like Obama and Corbett, don’t seem to get it or they just don’t care. Everything is relative to the cost of energy. The more it costs, the more everything costs.

Perhaps I’ll throw my wrench into a future election and maybe alleviate one of them from their job so we can try to get some relief for these people from the oil dependency they are tied to now.

I believe that may be something to consider doing to show the lifetime politicians that people have had enough of their lack of help.

I’ll also lobby for a five-year freeze on salaries, expenses and tax increases. It’s time politicians know what it’s like to be on a budget and what it’s like to really work for a living.

Robert S. Colgan

Indiana

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