Incentives will create more jobs

Published 10:38pm Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Mr. President:

Your jobs speech was impressive in terms of the glowing rhetoric and your “pass this bill!” admonition to the joint session of Congress. However, the substance was much of the warmed over stuff you have spouted before.

We know that your handlers have ruled out the word “stimulus” after your $800 billion stimulus, using  taxpayers’ money, was a complete failure in terms of your promised jobs creation. You promised eight percent or less unemployment. It is still over nine percent, and the prospects for improvement are poor, given your policies, e.g.Obamacare, and massive job-killing regulations.

The much maligned George W. Bush’s eight year monthly unemployment average was just 5.3, according to Politico’s web site. The reason:  the Bush tax cuts early in his administration. Tax cuts stimulate economic growth which means more jobs and huge tax increases pouring into the U.S. Treasury. Mr. President, you believe in tax increases, burdensome regulations and a larger federal government. This won’t get it done! If you had wanted to score big in your jobs speech, which must have influenced the stock market to the tune of a 300 point drop the next day, here are things you could have said:

Say that you will push for tax reform with a fair tax rate of 20–25 percent.

Drastically reduce or eliminate taxes on capital gains, dividends, interest and estate/death.

Start drilling for oil as soon as possible in a move for energy independence

Honor Boeing’s interest in having a plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state

Maintain total border security re: illegal aliens via fence, border agents, etc.

Chastise Teamsters’ leader Hoffa for calling Tea Party members sons of b—— and proclaiming that they should be “taken out,” a synonym phrase for violence.

With over 70 percent of Americans proclaiming a belief in God, explain why the ACLU and atheist groups are trying to take God out of our country, e.g., Christmas and Easter symbols, military funerals, prayers before athletic events, patriotic activity, etc.

Recognize Israel as America’s most loyal Middle East friend and remember the recent New York congressional election when the Jewish vote made the difference in a major political upset in favor of the Republicans.

Incentives for job creation are the answer, Mr. President!

Byrd Looper,

Selma

  • D-man

    one reason past presidents have supported israel so much is probably twofold…

    1. what a great alliance for us in the middle east
    2. they are jews surrounded by people who would not hesitate to completely wipe them out of we dropped our support…

    to drop our support would be allowing the geneocide of the jews… unconsciousable…

  • Renigade

    Byrd, Just remember every elected official in Selma and Dallas County is a Democrat except Cecil. Each and every one supports “Obama Care” from the Probate Judge thru the Mayor and will vote to re-elect Obama,unless Hillery gets the nonination from the floor. You as a “Old War Fighter” should know to expect the unexpected. May I suggest you direct your efforts toward the “Gutless” Republicans who continue to fight the “Tea Party”. The next President must be a “Tea Party” supporter if the “Nation” is to survive. You could start by working on the “STJ” STAFF. Good Luck!!!TPR

  • popdukes12

    As you know, I never agree with this gentleman, but this time he had an apithinay and espoused words of wisdom. pops

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