Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 5

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bush tax cuts for wealthy don't help the economy

To the Editor:

The Bush tax cuts are set to expire on December 31st. These tax cuts, along with the Iraq War, have exploded our national debt. The Obama Administration and the Democrats plan to let these tax cuts expire ONLY for those making more than $250,000 a year. These tax cuts WILL remain in place for those making less than $250,000.

Republicans continually argue that if we cut taxes on the wealthy, they will create jobs. They argued 10 years ago, which resulted in the Bush tax cuts. I have one question for them: Where are the jobs? We have been steadily losing jobs over the past 10 years.

Even though they claim to be worried about the national debt, Republicans will fight tooth and nail to save tax cuts for the very wealthy and won't lift a finger to keep teachers in the classroom or extend unemployment benefits. No matter what the battle, Republicans are always on the side of Goliath against the Davids, and somehow have managed to convince people that what's good for Goliath is good for them.

Helen F. Stapleton

Sewanee


Regardless of your political feelings, please vote

To the Editor:

Are "We the People" listening to our president? I find it very disturbing that the President of these United States cannot make a statement without some member of his cabinet clarifying it for us. This is a very clear indicator this man is either very indecisive or is trying to placate all parties involved. In other words he speaks out of both sides of his mouth. If you pay close attention, the first words spoke are usually from the heart. I don't care for where Mr. Obama's heart lies.

As we head into the upcoming mid-term elections let's give the liberals a new mandate, leave our republic alone, we are not a nation looking for socialism. The socialism the current administration is trying to fashion looks a lot like communism. There are no decisions made without a group consensus. This is remarkably similar to the spokes system used by anarchist's and adopted by communist organizers where a central committee delegates problems or questions out to small committees.

An example of this system was obvious during the gulf oil spill. The administration used committees of so called informed individuals and the problem was studied for several days to several weeks before any governmental action was taken.

When you step up to the voting machine remember most democrats voted for every bill their leadership wanted passed. When your member of congress says I did not vote for this or that item it was only because there were already enough votes for the measure to pass. Very few politicians can truly change. They owe so much to their base that it becomes political suicide to make a real change. They are the way they are they will even change parties to save their political hides'.

I do not ask of where your political heart lies but only that you vote. We have had some very close primary races of late so, your vote counts!

Ed Paine

Beechgrove


Southside School thanks Salamander Stroll sponsor

To the Editor:

The faculty of Southside School would like to express our deep gratitude to Traders Bank for sponsoring our annual "Salamander Stroll" on August 5, 2010. It was a huge success!

The students of Southside were thrilled to have their teachers come to their homes to introduce themselves. It was a positive experience for all involved and a great way to start a new school year. Thanks to Traders Bank for helping make it possible.

Southside School Faculty

Shelbyville


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