Your Aug. 7 guest editorial "Stuck in place" about July's report of job growth is in opposition to President Obama's claims. The editorial states: "The report actually shows how bad things are."
Yet the President's campaign heralds this growth as progress and presses on with statements such as "the private sector is doing fine" and "we tried our plan, and it worked." Unemployment remains high, the economy is foundering, and this is all Mr. Obama can offer?
Each of us should take stock of our economic status compared to four years ago. Is your home worth more? Is your annual income higher? Are you optimistic about your economic future? Chances are, you said no to all of these.
Can we afford more failures by President Obama? Voters hold the key in November. We can choose an economy that's stuck in place for 10 more years, or we can break free from a smothering government and get America moving again.
What's Romney trying to hide?
Your Aug. 10 editorial "Campaign distortion" was right on. Republicans are desperate and will stop at nothing to defeat President Obama.
What is Mitt Romney hiding? Do we really want a deceiver in the highest office of our nation?
Grand Rapids, Ohio
Campaign slogan turned around
Will the Obama Administration turn the United States into a socialized state? Hearing its battle cry, "Yes, we can," the American people may respond in November with: No, you can't.
Who can create 12.8M jobs?
There are about 12.8 million unemployed Americans, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That isn't even counting homeless people and people whose benefits have run out.
Is there anyone on Earth who can create 12.8 million jobs? Kudos to those who know of such a person.
Dog warden, staff draw thanks
Congratulations to Lucas County Dog Warden Julie Lyle and her staff for the dog adoptions they have achieved. The Blade's July 28 listing of a one-week adoption total of about 30 dogs was heartwarming.
She and her staff need to be publicly recognized for the wonderful improvements they have made compared to the dark-ages approach that existed for many years under the previous dog warden.
There is still much to be done to get Toledo to the adoption rate and kill rates of other cities. But I am heartened by the strides that have been made by these caring people.