DENNIS PERSINGER, Benton City
Liberals, listen for a moment. All of our jobs are create by one source. Where?
I am a teacher, a member of a union, I pay my taxes (reluctantly) and I appreciate my job. I realize that all my income comes from the private sector.
What? I get paid from tax money. My taxes are recycled dollars collected from somewhere else. Where does it come from? The private sector creates wealth, jobs and opportunities. If you wish to shut down, overregulate or control private enterprise, you are killing your own job.
Redistribution of wealth makes us all poor.
Currently, we have huge unemployment, severe (but unreported) inflation. Your income is worth $4,000 less than four years ago, gas doubled in price, food prices are up 30 percent (not inflationary issues under this administration). The government prints money for the Fed to buy the debt from the Treasury at $40 billion per month. Does the Weimar Republic come to mind?
Have a deficit, raise taxes. Still have a deficit, raise taxes, etc. Spend more; from where?
I have other issues but this one should change your mind.
Vote Republican and keep your job and retirement.