Author: Jim Blessing

Another Vote on Repealing Obamacare?

Another Vote on Repealing Obamacare?

From the “Moderate” Side by Jim Blessing   I read with amusement how our new congresswoman, Susan Brooks, was very proud to join her fellow Republicans in voting to repeal Obamacare (for the 38th...

Thank you, President Bush

Thank you, President Bush

From the “Moderate” Side by Jim Blessing   Although I tend to be a supporter of Democratic presidential candidates, I recognize there have also been strong Republican presidents including Presidents Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and...

Support mass transit

Support mass transit

Last month, I attended a meeting at the Carmel library about the proposed Indy Connect transit plan. Within Hamilton County, the plan includes rail transit, as well as rapid and express buses. There also...

Do what poll workers would do

Do what poll workers would do

As the election has been over for several weeks now, it’s time for our two political parties to come together and derive a solution to the Fiscal Cliff. I think a balanced approach of...

In Hamilton County, it’s 38%

In Hamilton County, it’s 38%

Hi.  There was an interesting article in the Indianapolis Star about Vigo County, Ind. (home of Terre Haute) voting for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1956.  In fact, other than picking...

They got more votes

They got more votes

Hi, how about some Presidential Trivia?  In four elections the losing Presidential candidate received more votes.  This includes Andrew Jackson in 1824, Samuel Tilden in 1876, Grover Cleveland in 1888 and Al Gore in...

Smashing the partisan gridlock

Smashing the partisan gridlock

Fact: The US Congressional approval rate has fallen to historic lows ranking it below telemarketers (ugh)!  Cause: Members engaging in partisan gridlock instead of working for the benefit of the American people. How can...

An open seat

An open seat

For the first time since 1983, there is an open seat in the 5th Congressional District due to Dan Burton’s retirement.  As this is quite a competitive race, I’d like to discuss the three...

The Governor’s Race

The Governor’s Race

Hi, I’m just back from a short trip and fall has arrived. Thought I would touch on our choices in the governor’s race.  Republican candidate, six–term US Congressman Mike Pence has been campaigning as...

How well do you know Paul Ryan?

How well do you know Paul Ryan?

When Mitt Romney announced his VP choice of Congressman Paul Ryan, Republicans immediately branded the selection as a “bold” choice.  The term “bold” choice was used so often that, at first, I thought it...