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December 1, 2022

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Letter to the editor:

Stay out of the way, government

Bruce Karley said in a recent column he believes U.S. House Speaker John Boehner presides over a bunch of do-nothing Republicans who get “big bucks” for doing “zero work.” They believe the jobless don’t want to work, and they are only interested in raising money to get re-elected.

The philosophy of the conservative Republicans is not that people are too lazy to work but that it’s not OK for people to be on the unemployment roll for up to two years, as most Democrats believe. Republicans also don’t believe the government has the capabilities to get people back to work as well as the private sector can. In the past six years, over a trillion dollars of stimulus money has failed to get people back to work. Unemployment has gone down, but that’s because more people are dropping out of the workforce.

In the 113th Congress, the Senate passed 150 bills that went to the Senate, where Sen. Harry Reid buried them in his desk drawer. Only 56 bills have been signed into law so far this year.

Karley is right when he says it was a year where not much was done in Congress. They have passed the fewest number of laws in a year. But is that really such a bad thing? Congress mucks up more things when it writes new laws and more regulations.

Our middle class is secure, and what government needs to do is stay out of the way, reduce the insanely high corporate income tax rate and let business grow on its own. Bigger government is not the answer.

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