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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 • Posted September 28, 2011

GERRY,

THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITIZENS TO EXPRESS AN OPINION. I MUST AGREE WITH THE WRITER OF SEPT 21 MCN. OFTEN THE VENOM, HATEMONGERING, AND NAME CALLING OVERSHADOWS ANY MEANINGFUL STATEMENT THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT HAVE BEEN MADE.I AM SOMEWHAT AMMUSED BY WHAT I SEE AS CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS. INCREASING TAXES ON CORPORATE AMERICA WOULD HARDLY SERVE AS AN INCENTIVE TO HIRE ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL, AND THUS HELP REDUCE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE.WE SEE MORE VALUE IN OUR ENTERTAINMENT THAN WE DO IN THE GOODS AND SERVICES THAT SUPPORT OUR DAILY LIVELYHOOD. CORPORATE EXECUTIVES ARE LAMBASTED FOR THEIR “EXORBITANT” SALARIES. THESE EXECUTIVES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. WHY ARE NOT HOLLYWOOD ACTORS, PRO SPORTS PLAYERS, ANNOUNCERS/ COMMENTATORS, NEWSCASTERS, AND GAMESHOW HOSTS GIVEN THE SAME SCRUTINY?WE WANT CHEAP RELIABLE ENERGY, BUT WE DON’T WANT DRILLING, MINING OR PRODUCTION IN OUR BACK YARD.WHEN CORPORATE AMERICA IS ACCUSED OF MAKING A PROFIT, WHAT OTHER REASON IS THER FOR BEING IN BUSINESS?DO WE SEE THESE PROFITS STORED IN A BOX, OR AS GROWTH THAT ALLOWS THE INCREASE IN HIRING OF EMPLOYEES, AND STOCK DIVIDENDS THAT GO TO SHAREHOLDERS- THE ACTUAL OWNERS OF CORPORATE AMERICA. THESE DIVIDENDS ALSO GO TO 401K’S, AND IRAS THAT PROVIDE RETIREMENT FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.GIVEN A CHOICE MOST PEOPLE WOULD PREFER TO WORK FOR A PROFITABLE COMPANY OVER ONE THAT IS FACING BANKRUPTSY

DAVID SCARTH

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