Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2012

Time for Lugar to retire

Greensburg — Dear Editor:

For the past 36 years my great state of Indiana has decided to reward

Richard Lugar with the honor of being one of our state Senators.

The time has come for Lugar to say good-bye, there is a now a true conservative voice and his name is Richard Mourdock.

In 2007, Mourdock was voted into office to serve as the State Treasurer and in 2010 was asked by the State Committee to run for the United States Senate.

Mourdock strongly opposes "earmarks" and believes that this non-transparent process of adding often wasteful pork-barrel spending to the federal budget prevents a meaningful debate while making Congress susceptible to corruption.

Senator Lugar, on the other hand, has consistently voted against removing "earmarks" or even simply reforming this corrupt system of our government.

Lugar also voted for Obama's TARP financial bailout, which increased our

national debt to $11.3 trillion and did nothing to help the recession.

Mourdock understands that the TARP bailout is just another scam for elected bureaucrats to shift the control of the economy towards the

Federal government.

Additionally Lugar voted to bailout General Motors and Chrysler with tax payer dollars, while Mourdock opposed the taxpayer bailout which ultimately ended up costing Indiana pensioners millions of their own dollars.

Side by side, these two individuals are on two sides of the spectrum.

In 2012, Hoosiers have the option of voting for a long-term Washington

establishment Senator or voting for a conservative individual that stands

by his ideas and beliefs of limited government, lower taxes and more

individual freedom.

Charlla Burton,

Greensburg

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