Letters: Obama not cooperative
July 9, 2012 5:32PM
Updated: August 11, 2012 6:02AM
After a very dismal job report on June 1, our president went on nine fundraisers within three days. I would think that attending to the business of the country would be the primary focus, and what could be done to make Congress work so we don’t fall into the sad state like Europe.
From Day 1, he has attacked Congress, refusing to work with both sides, and has not taken the advice of the assembled group of Bowles-Simpson.
EPA and NLRB have passed too many onerous regulations and a heavy tax burden on the establishments for new upstarts to hire additional employees.
Businesses are scared of the massive healthcare plan and its regulations that will soon be imposed on the companies. Since the president has never had a business experience other than community organizer and part-time senator, it would be wise for him to surround himself with people who have substantial business experience.
This administration has chosen to the lesser amount of professionals from the business sector, and filled the administration with political cronyism favorites.
The above sentiments come from CEOs and executives of familiar companies in this country. They have expressed no confidence in this administration.
Dodd-Frank, the Wall Street Consumer Protection for Banks will also be a further hindrance on the businesses. These are the very people who prevented reform in the last decade and now they think they can solve the same problems. Amazing!
In the last two years 2,300 millionaires and billionaires have left this country. Some have even renounced their citizenship. If they keep leaving, who will pay for the impending large taxes that will be imposed in the U.S.A.?
Voter ID a good idea
Republicans don’t want the poor to vote because they think we should ask for a photo ID of potential voters? I guess there are a number of other things they don’t want to the poor to do, including boarding an airplane or Amtrak train, buy beer or cigarettes, pick up movie tickets, apply for food stamps, drive a car, conduct almost every financial transactions or entering a federal building.
Liberal hypocrisy is stunning. Democrats in Massachusetts require a photo ID to get into their state convention. I guess they didn’t want the poor to attend.
About 75 percent of Americans — not just Republicans — support photo ID law, polls show. So does the Supreme Court. It upheld Indiana’s photo ID law in a 6-3 decision in 2008.
“There is no question about the legitimacy or importance of the state’s interest in counting only the votes of eligible voters,” (italics mine) wrote liberal justice, John Paul Stevens, for the majority. The burdens imposed by having to acquire photo ID “are neither so serious nor so frequent as to raise any question about the constitutionality,” he said.
When a white man can go into a polling place, ask for and receive, a ballot in the name of Attorney General Holder (who is black), I would think even a columnist for a small-city newspaper could see there is a problem with our election process.
David L. Burke