Las Vegas Sun

January 22, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Moving in an upward direction

The question shouldn’t be: Are we better off today than four years ago? The question should be: Are we continuing on the downhill spiral we were experiencing four years ago?

While job creation under President Barack Obama’s administration is not jumping off the charts, there are more jobs being created than lost. The percentage of unemployed is declining. Imagine what the unemployment rate would have been had Gov. Mitt Romney’s advice to allow GM and Chrysler to go bankrupt been followed.

It is being said, quite often, that government doesn’t create jobs, private industry does. In the case of GM and Chrysler, there was no private industry money coming to save these jobs. Government stepped in and, while not creating jobs, did save them.

While growth is not what we may desire, at least the wagon is going back up the hill. Four years ago it was going downhill at very fast clip.

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