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Published: Tuesday, 8/16/2011

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Column was too left to be right

Janetta King's Aug. 14 op-ed column, "Where are the jobs in Ohio?", was written from the liberal point of view. Ms. King hit all of the left's talking points: abortion, union jobs, working people, and of course, Gov. John Kasich slashing good government jobs.

The column neglected to tell readers that Ms. King was a top aide to former Gov. Ted Strickland. She lost her job because of the reform movement against the big government that she was a part of.

This country needs more private-sector business people who know how to create jobs and run organizations within their fiscal means, not lifelong political appointees like Ms. King.

John Jacobs
Ottawa Lake

GOP to blame for fiscal mess

We can blame Republicans for the financial mess we are in ("President signs debt legislation," Aug. 3). Weeping House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio bowed lower then ever to the radical Tea Party, showing Americans just how low Republicans will stoop to try to remove the President.

Republicans don't care about working people or the sick and elderly. They only want to control our country to continue to promote big business and line the pockets of the rich, which includes them.

It's time to take back our country by removing these slithering Republicans.

Jeffrey Clark
Providence Township

Tea Party 'Hobbit' comment off base

A Wall Street Journal editorial equated members of the Tea Party with Hobbits. The comment was meant to be insulting and demeaning, but it didn't have the intended effect.

J. R. R. Tolkien was the creator of the fictional Hobbits and the many books these characters appear in. The Hobbits are interested in living a quiet life, tending to issues of hearth and home and working their farms.

They have no desire to be involved in the larger affairs of the world. But when dark forces threaten, they rise to the challenge, demonstrate great bravery, and prevail.

That sounds a lot like the Tea Party to me.

Several politicians parroted the editorial's comment. Had they read the books, they would have known it didn't really work as an insult. I will settle for them reading bills before they vote them into law.

Michael Temple
Sylvania

Music at the zoo a swingin' time

My daughter and I enjoyed an evening program at the Toledo Zoo amphitheater ("Public invited to go 'Swingin' at the Zoo' on Sunday," Aug. 4).

If there is no support from the large corporations of this area to help with the finances of these programs, perhaps a small charge, either for tickets prior to the event or at the gate, would take care of some expenses.

Ray Mueller, Sr.
Southover Road



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