Thanks, MC, for positive change

I have lived in Michigan City for 35 years hoping to see some changes. I have led the Washington Street Neighborhood Association in hopes of participating and supporting change and growth in our city. I have met with many city representatives over the years to discuss my thoughts and concerns.

Today, when I walk through the neighborhood I see all my concerns being addressed and my hopes being fulfilled. I am proud of the progress and efforts our city is making. I am excited to be living here. Our future looks very promising and our city is more beautiful everyday.

I wanted to take the time to acknowledge and thank everyone involved — city employees, elected officials and neighbors alike — for all the efforts that are making this town what it should be, a great place to live, work and raise a family.

The response of the city government has made me feel heard and my opinion valued. Please, keep up all the hard work. You are dong a great job.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Joe Condon


Trump's trips come at high cost

In 2015, Trump said he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Now, he is golfing and visiting a Trump-branded property every few days.

I’m deeply concerned with Trump’s taxpayer funded trips to Trump properties, Mar-a-Lago. Here’s why:

Trump is putting taxpayer dollars directly in his pocket by visiting his properties so frequently. The Secret Service has spent tens of thousands of dollars on golf carts alone at Mar-a-Lago, and that’s the tip of the iceberg.

While Trump spends our tax dollars at Mar-a-Lago, he’s also hosting high-profile meetings with foreign heads-of-state there, like the Prime Minister of Japan. Talk about a photo op for his own property.

After Election Day, Mar-a-Lago doubled its membership fees to $200,000. That’s a lot of money in Trump’s pocket.

Nobody should be allowed to profit for the presidency. I’ve had enough. It’s time for our representatives in Congress to stand up to Trump’s abuse of power and waste of taxpayer dollars.

Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago have already cost $25 million. That’s enough to pay for more than 2 million Meals on Wheels.

If Congress continues to sit on its hands, our representatives should be held accountable for their complicity to Trump’s corruption. I’ll remember their inaction when I step into the voting booth.

Julia Sherbun Cowgill


Michigan City

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