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Published: Saturday, 12/29/2012

Job news appears conflicting

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Only in the world of liberal journalism can you find a front-page story that states: “The number of people saying they had a job actually fell by 122,000.” The next paragraph states: “The trend … of a [sic] American economy growing steadily but at an unspectacular pace remains under way” (“Jobless rate falls to 7.7%, defies Sandy; Drop in labor force adds caveat to positive figures,” Dec. 8).

THOMAS GERKEN

Kingsmoor Drive

 

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Fiscal cliff? We’ve already plunged

Our political leaders are talking about approaching a fiscal cliff (“Democrats make turnaround on Bush tax cuts,” Dec. 26). Are they serious? We fell off that precipice years ago.

Our nation has a debt that cannot be paid back with any conceivable plan. For lawmakers to bring up the idea that this country is approaching fiscal failure shows how poorly informed they are.

It’s only a matter of time before we feel the impact. How sad for our country.

LARRY GILLEN

Maumee

 

What fiscal cliff? Just repeal law

The fiscal cliff is an artificial financial crisis. The Budget Control Act of 2011 created the conditions that are leading up to the fiscal cliff. Why doesn’t Congress repeal this insane law?

RICHARD SCHULTZ

Monclova Township

 

Obama’s lack of a plan a problem

President Obama has a clear position: He wants to prove he can dominate Congress by getting tax rates for the rich to rise.

But the revenue from a tax hike on the upper 2 percent will not do that much to cut the deficit.

Our national problem is not the tax rate. It is that the President has no plans to reduce spending.

CARL SCHUH

Gibsonburg

 

Columnist’s stand on taxes critiqued

Op-ed columnist Marilou Johanek’s position on taxes is typical of most liberals: It’s OK to raise taxes, just not theirs (“Warning echoes about Congress as Robin Hood in reverse,” Dec. 8).

RON MOENING

Barrington Drive



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