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Ellsworth coming to Brazil

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Brad Ellsworth, United States Congressman for Indiana's 8th District, will pay a visit to Brazil Wednesday. at 2 p.m., at Brazil City Hall Council Chambers.

Ellsworth will field questions and concerns from residents.

The pit stop in Brazil is part of Ellsworth's district listening tour.

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Why would he want to visit this drug infested town?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 1:18 PM

Well I give him credit at least for trying to stay in touch with his constituents. I have a question for him. There are 300 million people in the United State and the bail out is up to 3 trillion dollars up until now. That is $10,000 per man, woman, and child in this country. since we as taxpayers are going to bear the debt of this bailout, wouldn't it have been more cost effective to just hand it out to each person so they could spend or invest it as they each saw fit instead of handing it over to bankers and car companies etc who keep more than the $10,000 per person? Seems that this would stimulate the economy just as well as some would reinvest it so the banks would have money to lend to others who may put some down to buy houses and cars which would then help car companies and home owners and mortgage companies. It also would let each of us decide on how to spend the money that we in essence are spending via this bailout.

I actually like much of what Mr. Elsworth has done to date but this bailout was a fiasco from the get go. I sincerely hopes he reads this so he will be able to tell us why it had to be done the way it has. I suspect it is much the same reason he has been known to feel that some of his fellow politicians need more than a bit of prodding to really get anything accomplished at all. Getting that many politicians to agree on doing ANYTHING is most likely an accomplishment in itself, never mind it being a less than ideal move.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 3:30 PM


Maybe you can get a tax credit if you move out of this drug infested town. Drugs are EVERYWHERE open your eyes. At least here we don't have rapes and murders over them, move away to Indy and see which place is better. If you spend more time doing something productive with your time instead of blabbing your mouth, maybe you can help clean up Brazil.

-- Posted by ape1 on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 5:57 PM

Jenny: In case you didn't know, Congressman Ellsworth voted against this current spending bill. He was one of about 12 democrats who did have the courage to go against Peolsi.


-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 6:38 PM

The thing I am most concerned about for Brazil Municipality is the state of our fresh water lines. They are well over 100 years old and the state will step in and mandate their replacement, just like they did the sewer system back in the 80's. With the infrastructure initiatives that the new administration is planning, I hope our Mayor has applied for some sort of grant to head this disaster off at the pass, before we are mandated and don't have time to negotiate a price. We need to be pro-active versus re-active.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 6:43 PM

Brazil is nothing but a poduck town with corruption at the top of most of its departments, run by greed and lies and it will never change theft is common , purchases that are personal use charged to the taxpayers thats only the tip of the iceberg.Its way past time for a big meltdown.

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 6:57 PM

Conservative Dad:

Thanks, No I am not up on all of his voting record but I did say I agreed with a lot of what he has done to date. This affirms my opinion, but still hopefully he will have a few answers as to why this is being done this way as he must know the reasoning of some of the others??

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 9:38 PM

I believe the term you were after was "Podunk" meaning a small place of little significance. I'm not so sure it applies. It has its problems, so does everywhere else. I'd like to suggest that, if you are not already, that you join a local service group and get involved. So many people care about this city and its people. An honest evaluation is great. Just being down on the place doesn't do much for you or the city - and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just a thought.

-- Posted by brazilian on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, at 9:38 PM

Just wanted to correct my previous post. Mr. Ellsworth did in fact vote for the spending bill, once it came back from the senate, and had been changed from what the house had originally voted on. Now why would he do that. The first one was a safe vote so he voted NO, then I am sure he was conseled by Ms. Pelosi and voted yes the second time around.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Wed, Feb 18, 2009, at 7:46 AM

brazilian how would being in a service group stop the corruption, there are groups now and its still very corrupt, aren't you tired of funding the greedy bunch of liars,

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Wed, Feb 18, 2009, at 8:42 AM

Hello! Earth to Jenny Moore! Of course it would make more "sense" to hand out the $s directly, however, how would they reward their lobbyists and campaign contributors? The goal here is to steal our money and spend it like THEY want, not to recover the economy. They can blame that on the previous administration so they don't need to fix that. Its all about theft and control. If we just gave the working public that 3Trillion, guess what? That pumps it up to about $40,000 a person. Now, if you give me $40,000 I will guarantee this economy would boom. But, the lobbyists would be looking for a real job... You know, something more honest like dealing drugs or robbing banks. Lobbyists bribe our government. They steal our rights with their money. I think Hell was probably created with lobbyists specifically in mind.

-- Posted by TheRider on Wed, Feb 18, 2009, at 3:19 PM

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