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Letters to the Editor

Jobs bill support

October 10, 2011

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To the editor:

The divisiveness in Washington is costing American jobs. Over three weeks have passed since President Obama sent his American Jobs Act to Congress, but the Republicans refuse to even look at it.

President Obama’s American Jobs Act is exactly the type of solution that we need — a bill full of ideas that both parties should support. It is a deal that creates jobs by lowering taxes and investing in our future. And, the best part: It is fully paid for.

We need relief for the middle class now. It’s time for our politicians to get over politics and help put Lawrence, northeast Kansas and America back to work.

Comments

Mike Ford 2 years, 6 months ago

hey math....I remember the Bush tax dividend bribery a decade ago that I donated to the Pelathe Center and the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church because someone has to look out for others....one would expect a bunch a religious wingnuts to act like christians and share but instead they have theirs and they do their dumb prosperity prayers and treat everyone else in a very un christian way. I am a 41 year old grown preacher's kid and I've seen my share of selfish right wing christians....your people right?????

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Face it folks Tea Party and and all of the other anti american RINO thinkers fear employment of the USA. For it is their fraud and crime that have brought america down. Between Reagan/Bush home loan scam and Bush/Cheney home loan scam plus outsourcing american jobs the USA does not stand a chance.

Putting america back to work and creating new USA industry which creates new wealth for the nation would put those anti american thinkers out of office for a very long time hopefully forever. The RINO's greatest fear.

Let's do it!

The People’s Budget eliminates the deficit in 10 years, puts Americans back to work and restores our economic competitiveness. The People’s Budget recognizes that in order to compete, our nation needs every American to be productive, and in order to be productive we need to raise our skills to meet modern needs.

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=70

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

"Since many of the Wall St protesters are being bussed in and paid"

Someone learned this tool from Tea Party founders Koch bothers and Walton's(Wal-Mart). Not only do these money sources fund Tea Party objectives they fund a lot of other anti american RINO movements.

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Ray Parker 2 years, 6 months ago

There is no jobs bill in Congress, just a Son-of-Stimulus bill to hike taxes, hike debt, and inflate federal bureaucracies some more, with still no shovel-ready jobs, no new bridges or highways or teachers or cops, just like last time. Just how gullible does the Mombasa Marxist think we are?

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

pastor, if you weren't a big time bundler for the Mope's 2008 campaign, you're out of luck.

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Pastor_Bedtime 2 years, 6 months ago

I"m waiting for my Solyndra dividend.

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citizen1 2 years, 6 months ago

Peacemaker42, thanks for the specifics. What is going on in our educational system is so obtuse relative to what needs to be going on.

Additionally we are now bilingual in many schools.

It does not take much effort to figure out how to reduce our educational costs. Obama adding more teachers when none are needed accomplishes nothing. He is pandering.

Possibly those buying his message need to look back on their educational system and ask why am I not prepared to see thru what is going on.

Heck Obama had not even submitted a bill before he was demanding it be passed. Shameless!!!

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its_just_math 2 years, 6 months ago

It would've made better sense to just mail every single person, or married couple a big ol' fat check, accordingly, vs. what Obama and his clan have done with all the spending---which is virtually nothing. It seems elementary, but think about several trillion just put directly back into the hands of consumers (their money in the first place). If anything, it could not have been any worse, since this administration is an unmitigated disaster, and that's me being nice.

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citizen1 2 years, 6 months ago

Is anyone really thinking here. Obama claims his new jobs bill will employee "new" teaching positions. How many schools are short of teachers? Please lets not discuss overcrowded class rooms. If that gets brought up then we will have to discuss wasted time by teachers spent on subjects not related to basic education.

By the way the supposed jobs bill Obama is promoting is at best another stimulus bill & an act of shameless class envy. Additionally the "teachers" etc, he says it will employee, will only be employed for a year. Then what happens. Obama hopes to be reelected & the teachers are unemployed or the states need to raise taxes.

In other words, Obama wins & we are...

Obama's behavior is shameless!!!

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citizen1 2 years, 6 months ago

All of those complaining about who makes what & who is giving what to whom is all a big waste of time & energy.

How about those of you complaining about wether you are being "mistreated" by "The Man/Company" redirect all of that negative energy and wasted time into something you can really do something about.

How about doing something everyday that improves your skills and abilities to improve yourself and your economic position in life? No one is holding you back. Every second you spend blogging about something you can not control you could be spending improving yourself.

Examine yourself, not others, and you will find your will improve yourself immediately.

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 6 months ago

Reports have shown that the cost per job under Obama's watch is between 200 to 350K. If this is true they would be better off cutting checks to people instead of trying to boost the job market.

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tbaker 2 years, 6 months ago

The President's idea to "tax the rich" in his so-called "jobs" bill is pure class warfare BS of the first order. When he says the so-called rich don’t pay their share of taxes, he is lying, distorting, and demagoging.

Some facts about our wretched tax system:

• Those making more than $1 million pay 24% of income in taxes • Those making $200,000 to $300,000 pay 17.5% • Those making $100,000 to $125,000 pay 9.9% • Those making $50,000 to $60,000 pay 6.3% • Those making $20,000 to $30,000 pay 2.5%

And what of millionaires who pay no taxes?

There are 1,470 of them. They represent six-tenths of one percent of all those with million dollar incomes in the U.S. If we assume that they make an average income of $2 million a year each, taxing them at the same rate as other millionaires (24.4%) would yield $367 million, which would increase Treasury income tax revenues by 30 one-hundredths of one percent or one-third of one-tenth of one percent!

Overall, the IRS reports that the revenues from the income tax are sharply skewed toward taxes on the rich:

• The top 1% pays 39% • The top 5% pays 60% • The top 10% pays 72% • The bottom half pays 3%

So who does he think he is kidding?

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Mike Ford 2 years, 6 months ago

ask dick armey or any of the other gop retreads how many of their diversity hating einsteins were bused in for their freedomworks garbage....know before you talk... former gop people have helped the tea party...why do you think those clowns are in so many splinter groups that sometimes oppose each other....duh...

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rtwngr 2 years, 6 months ago

On the House side of Congress, nobody wants to put their name on the bill and introduce it. Obama's own party refuses to back him on this one because they know how unpopular it is. If they introduce it and support it, they know it will cost them everything at the polls next November. Bad LTE. Just more feel good, plastic banana, rock and roll drivel.

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mustrun80 2 years, 6 months ago

Can the staff at LJW at least check to see if these LTE writers are blatantly lying before posting there drivel?

Mike - Harry Reid - heard of him? He's the Dem in charge of the Dem controlled senate who said last week he wasn't going to bring up the presidents jobs bill. Even changed a rule so the Republicans couldn't force a vote on it.

Why would the R's want to force a vote and the Dems avoid it?? Because they, and Reid, know that too many Dems would vote against it.

Please get you basic facts right before writing your juvenile rants.

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its_just_math 2 years, 6 months ago

I know it hurts progressives when they think about the two years of complete control that Pelosi/Reid/Obama sqaundered. I'd be upset too if I were them. Calls for civility and bi-partisanship? Well, it was a nice gesture from the left----for about 5 seconds.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

Are there more about-to-fail companies owned by large donors to Democrats that need to be paid off with tax dollars?

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ljreader 2 years, 6 months ago

Since many of the Wall St protesters are being bussed in and paid- looks like the Community Organizer in Chef is already creating jobs.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

That gosh darned racist Harry Reid is blocking the will of the Mope in Chief!

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conservative 2 years, 6 months ago

First off the bill is hardly fully paid for. in the suggestion put forth by Obama 500 billion of funding is the same money that is being suggested as part of the mandated budget balancing the republicans required to approve a borrowing increase. 1 trillion of his spending cuts comes from ending military involvement in Aphganistan and Iraq. Those pullouts are already scheduled and there is nothing in the budget planning for that spending so it is hardly a cut. also since none of Obama's past initiatives lived up to the number of jobs he claimed he went to an independent outside of the government analyst to determine how many jobs would be created. The analyst did say the bill would create jobs in 2012. He went on to say since those jobs were all funded by a short term government spending spree that they were not permanent jobs, the effect on unemployment would go away in 2013 but that the increased debt would cause a real drag on the economy during the following 10 years.

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Brock Masters 2 years, 6 months ago

McConnell has tried to bring the bill to a vote but Reid has not allowed it in the senate so I believe your criticism is misdirected.

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Mike Ford 2 years, 6 months ago

in the alternate america good is bad....name calling and inferences rule.....age old stereotypes rule....nothing like hearing rehashed reaganisms. I've called the joker's (Lynn Jenkins) office at least once a week taking them to task for inactivity...they don't care..... they want the rapture....their churchlicans and racelicans want the rapture at the expense of the rest of us. If one doesn't want to experience their form of rapture at the economic expense of us...they should be voted out...duh.... they act like tax cuts are the answer.....sure.....cut taxes on one hand and run up debt on the other....Clinton dealt with this problem but don't tell the denialists that......they want rapture....vote the rapture seekers out...duh....

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