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October 9, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

U.S. headed down the wrong road

I wonder how some letter writers draw the conclusions they have by merely blaming Republicans and corporations for the demise now facing the working class in this country.

Where does the money come from that is used to pay decent wages and benefits? Is it not true that most of the union pension funds grow largely thanks to the earnings of the evil corporations that often employ those who will benefit?

One writer recently stated that Republicans refuse to allow a publicly funded jobs agenda. Obviously this person is too young to remember the Great Depression. As part of the New Deal, Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt was able to get a series of “alphabet soup” programs through Congress. When we entered World War II, virtually everyone went to work.

If Obama keeps the spending and manages to convince enough people to support to his measures, we are surely traveling down the path of Greece, Spain and other nations now facing economic failure.

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