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Taxing the rich isn’t the answer

Published: Wed, October 17, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Taxing the rich isn’t the answer

President Obama wants the rich to pay “their fair share”, but why? Even that extra money will not pay down the $17 trillion national debt. So what will it be used for? In my opinion, it will be redistributed to the masses in entitlement programs. This will further President Obama’s great social experiment of equaling out the money to everyone even if you didn’t earn it.

We all know what you don’t earn you don’t appreciate — you just want more.

When I was growing up, we weren’t taught to hate the rich. We were taught we could emulate them. If we worked hard, we could become rich too.

Nell Higgins, Hubbard

Saving U.S. economy depends on creating jobs here, not ‘over there’

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney talks about jobs and the middle-class. But, while Romney worked at Bain Capital he helped pioneer the industry to off-shore call center jobs for profit.

Our economy and our communities are fighting to survive. After the economic crash in 2008 we’ve seen jobs continue to disappear from the Buckeye State. Many of us in the middle-class are struggling just to make ends meet.

Pundits and politicians across the country and all over Ohio talk about creating jobs in America but not all of them are ready to take action.

Ohio needs true champions like U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown who doesn’t pay lip-service to the problem — he takes action. Sen. Brown co-sponsored a bill in Congress (S. 3402) to end tax breaks to corporations who off-shore call centers. In addition to protecting jobs, this bill requires off-shore agents to tell callers where they are located and to give consumers a choice to be transferred to an agent in the United States.

This November future of America’s middle-class is at stake. We need to make the right choices for Ohio and America.

Ron Gay Jr., Canfield

The writer is vice president, Communications Workers of America, Local 4300.


1UNCOMMONSENSE(520 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Always amazed when they call it redistribution of wealth, unless the tax dollars are going to business or the military industrial complex.

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2DontBanThisDrone(732 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

"If we worked hard, we could become rich too."

Are you rich? If not, then you didn't work hard, and thus...you're lazy?


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3jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Brand new day - same old bull crap! Please send this on to any Dems you know and ask them, "How can you keep buying into this???"

CLICK ON: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

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4CasLee(9 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

October 16, 2012
Hello, my fellow American voters!
I watched the Oct. 3rd and Oct. 16th presidential and Oct. 11th vice-presidential debates.
1st Romney-Obama debate covered 7 topics: jobs; budget deficit/debt; social security/entitlements; federal regulation of economy; healthcare; federal government role in economy; partisan gridlock.
2nd Romney-Obama debate covered 11 topics: college graduate jobs; gas prices; taxes; equal pay; Bush policies; Obama’s record; illegal immigrants; Libya; assault weapons; jobs; candidate misperceptions.
Ryan-Biden debate covered 10 topics: Libya; Iran; economy; medicare/social security/entitlements; taxes/tax reform/spending/budget cuts; military policy; Afghanistan; Syria; abortion; negative campaign tactics.
As an INDEPENDENT female feminist (egalitarian) voter, I support the Romney/Ryan ticket.
Romney and Ryan won all three debates, although Obama improved some in the 2nd debate.
Ryan won despite Biden’s consistently rude/disrespectful behavior during the debate
(Biden interrupted Ryan often, laughed often while Ryan was talking, pointed his finger often).
Biden’s tactics to evade issues/truth were disrespectful to Americans interested in facts, figures, forecasts, and solutions for real people with real problems.
Romney and Ryan won with substance, directness, integrity, respect, clarity, facts, commitment, inspiration, and leadership.
These debates confirm that Romney and Ryan are the best persons in terms of qualifications and character to lead our country to solve problems and make life better for all Americans.
I am inspired by Romney/Ryan, and I hope that you are too!
Best regards,
Cas Lee

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5jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

What is not optimal?

Having a president who perpetuates a falsehood to the American people about the cause of a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.
Having a president who uses $70,000 of taxpayers’ money to promote that falsehood on Pakistani television.
Having a president who broadcasts that falsehood to the world using the megaphone of a speech before the U.N. General Assembly.
Having a president who repeats the falsehood in front of the caskets of the four Americans killed in Benghazi.
Having a president who will casually wreak havoc on the life of an obscure video producer to protect that falsehood.
Having a president who, before a television audience of 65 million Americans, evades answering the question of “who denied enhanced security” to the consulate in Benghazi.
Having a president who feigns offense at the suggestion his machinations regarding the Benghazi debacle may have a political component.
Having a president who believes killing bin Laden constitutes a foreign policy.
Having a president who projects confusion, weakness, and diffidence to our enemies.
Having a media blind to the fact that this is a titanic scandal.

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