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The irony of this article is that all the wide-eyed optimistic youthful supporters of hope and change did not understand how the economy really works. If they had really listened to Obamas answer to Joe the Plumber, they would have realized that Obama was not about creating jobs but taking from those who do work and giving to those who do not. This creates a dependent class of individuals. Obama is about creating a larger trough of government employeeS, a class dependent on government that will not work and, with union workers, a virtually unstoppable block of voters. The youthful will find out the hard way once they find a job as a government healthcare paper-pusher that the dim green light of oppression in their cubicle and constant buzzing of poor electrical wiring will drive them crazy, that they too can now go postal. But that is the change they asked for.

andre yanez

Fort Worth, TX

Nov 12 2009 - 12:21am

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The first thing to do for real help is to quit using taxes that punish a company for hiring people. I am talking about taxes that add a lot to the cost of having an employee. The proposed mandate for employers on insurance is such a job-killer. This needs to be reconsidered.

Against this background, there are examples of localities like Philadelphia, which instituted a sales tax that is 2 percent above the close suburbs, and 8 percent above Delaware State only twenty miles away.

The impact on the city's retailers in terrible, and therefore, bad for the people they didn't hire.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Nov 5 2009 - 10:31pm