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October 12, 2011


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 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 put America back to work.


Jimo 2 years, 6 months ago

I find the Obama proposal pretty weak tea.

That said, it is the sole proposal on the table that would actually create jobs immediately. And it's the only approach available until voters can turn out the Do-Nothing obstructionist Congress.

Where's the GOP jobs plan?


overplayedhistory 2 years, 6 months ago

Racism may not be enough to prevent a 9 million margin in an election, but it certainly is enough to prevent a lot of stuff from getting done.

I regret that anybody less than white ever ran for the presidency, had I known that it would allow thinly veiled racism, to be so effective in disrupting Washington business.

I thought the resultant reaction circus, to the presidential wandering penis was disruptive. Would never of thought a half black man, who still likes effing his wife, would be so paralyzing.

Obama's blackness gives legislators a reason to legitimize "disruptive @$$hole" as an accepted ideology.


Dan Eyler 2 years, 6 months ago

No but heck no to more government spending. It isn't working here, it isn't working in Europe and its time to stop. 9-9-9 is a good starting point. Get on the Cain Train people.


beatrice 2 years, 6 months ago

It passed with a 51 majority, but in our bizarro political world of today, that no longer qualifies as a majority. Now, a vote of 60 is needed in order to override threatened filibusters. The thing that iritates me to no end about Democrats is that they don't then tell the Republicans, "go ahead, filibuster." I say, let Republicans have to stand on the floor of the Senate and go on and on and on about why they are against a jobs bill. Politics ... ugh.


classclown 2 years, 6 months ago

xclusive85 (anonymous) says…

This seemed very familiar. In fact I read it just two days ago.


Interesting how the LJW has been doing stories and polls on plagiarism and then they go and publish this LTE.


gudpoynt 2 years, 6 months ago

I'd like to hear from any of: FalseHopeNoChange Liberty_One rtwngr volleydad DIST mustrun80 or ksrush (especially ksrush)

on which of the provisions in Obama's jobs bill you think is a bad idea? Do you even know what they are, or are you just being lazy and subscribing to the political identity that requires you to reject anything and everything remotely associated with Obama?

After reading the details (, if you don't agree with something in it, then I'd like to hear some semblance of a rational argument as to why it's a bad idea.

On the other hand, if after reading the details you agree with anything in it, I would encourage you to call you Senator and Representative and suggest supporting it when it comes back around by itself, separate from the larger bill.


George Lippencott 2 years, 6 months ago

Republican Plan: Tax breaks for the rich and famous (their constituency) with a hope for trickle down

Democratic Plan: Direct payments for unions (teachers and construction) with a hope it will trickle out (their constituency).

We can do a lot better. How about more money for the middle – all of it!

George’s Plan: Tax increases for the rich offset by tax reductions for the middle. Get the government out of picking winners and losers. Regulation holiday. Review most costly regulations. Tariffs on countries that undersell us while despoiling the environment and their workers.


verity 2 years, 6 months ago

Then let's hear some better suggestions.


love2fish_ks 2 years, 6 months ago

The President has failed America. His 'Jobs 'Bill' was so distasteful that despite a month of arm twisting it could not pass the Senate. He is using this as a campaign item, not a serious attempt at getting the economy humming. All or none - take it or leave it - will not work. We can have bipartisan support for many things. Sad, very very sad.

It is time to have a serious push to draft Hillary. We would not be in this mess if we were not duped by President Obama. We need a leader not s speach maker.


mloburgio 2 years, 6 months ago

2.4 million jobs lost due to China from 2001-2008 That's right. 2.4 million jobs lost in 8 years can be directed attributed to China. Since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, 2.4 million jobs have been lost or displaced in the United States as a result of the burgeoning trade deficit with that nation


rtwngr 2 years, 6 months ago

The president couldn't get any Dem in the House to sponsor his bill. Therefore it can't come to a vote there. Harry Reid refused to bring it to a vote at first but was pressured by the public because Mitch McConnell insisted. The government doesn't create jobs, Sammie. Private industry does.


volleydad 2 years, 6 months ago

Sheesh - LJW seems to enjoy printing the kool-aid drinker propaganda lately. Did this just come in all pre-formatted and with LJW fax number printed on it from the White House?


Les Blevins 2 years, 6 months ago

Three of the four Letters to the Editor in today's paper make perfect sense. Those are from Clark H. Coan (which currently isn't available online as I write this) another is by Catherine Bolton, and the third is by Sammie Locke. The other letter is as far from reality as one could hope to read but is very entertaining.


jaywalker 2 years, 6 months ago

... " a bill full of ideas that both parties support."

...." the Republicans refuse to even look at it." never mind.


Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

The RINO party formerly a republican party despise and fear employment for USA blue and white collar workers. No matter that these jobs would generate new wealth for the nation as a whole and no matter that these jobs would generate other new jobs throughout the communities of America. In fact this RINO party are looking more anti american as each day passes.

There is still another bill with job opportunities that we must push for. This Congressional Budget plan eliminates the deficit in 10 years, puts Americans back to work and restores our economic competitiveness.


Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 6 months ago

"...but the Republicans refuse to even look at it."

Or, perhaps they did.


Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 6 months ago

"And, the best part: It is fully paid for."

Really? Do you mean that the Federal Debt is paid off already? I hadn't heard about that yet.


ksrush 2 years, 6 months ago

Sammie, Sammie, Sammie. The dems didn't even vote for that disaster of a bill. You may a well stick a fork in Osama Bin Bama he is done


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