February 26, 2011 in Letters, Opinion

GOP bad for jobs

 

CNBC recently reported that in 2010, President Obama created 136,000 new manufacturing jobs in the United States. Before that, the last president to create jobs (304,000 manufacturing jobs) was in 1997 under President Clinton. Between those years, the Republicans caused millions of manufacturing jobs to be sent overseas by corporate America to their foreign affiliates, and millions of other jobs were lost throughout the United States.

We are still dealing with the aftermath of the Republican economic policies that has produced an unemployment rate of more than 9 percent and stripped the working/middle class of their jobs while corporate America profits and CEOs’ salaries increase.

In approximately 20 states, Republicans have taken over governorships and the statehouses. In one of them, Wisconsin, the Republican governor and the Republican Statehouse are driving the final nails into the coffin of the working/middle class by trying to abolish the legal rights of state workers to form and participate in unions, the mainstay of our working/middle class.

Mom/pop and small business owners should be outraged because if the working/middle class doesn’t have the money to buy their products, then they may very well end up unemployed and destitute like the rest of us.

Lawrence Schuchart

Spokane


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