When I hear the ramblings of our trusted leaders in Washington speaking of regulations for this new program or that, it makes me crazy.(from times-herald.com)
In these stagnant economic times, there are only three topics that should ever be discussed: Creating a free market environment to spur new job growth; cutting the size, scope and spending of government; and becoming more vigilant on our defense against foreign attack.
In the wake of 17 percent true unemployment, I could really give a flip about verifying documentation on who picks our tomatoes or the cosmic carbon footprint of a new power plant.
When the CEO of a major American corporation recently said it cost him more than $1 billion more to start up a manufacturing plant in America than it does overseas -- and that has nothing to do with labor cost and everything to do with taxes and regulation -- I knew the presidents' Economic Recovery Advisory Board was a ruse. What's next, a committee to find out where babies come from?
It is ironic and prima fascia evidence that the same horribly expensive curly-fry light bulb that is a compulsory purchase can't even be made in America because of its toxic mercury composition.
Our every conversation should be about a dramatic fight to reduce corporate taxes and government regulation. Don't be suckered into the assurance of a benevolent government or the old class warfare of directing animosity toward the so-called "evil rich." If you are a risk taker and job creator, I really don't care how many times a week you eat lobster.
If our priorities don't change soon, the "Made in America" label will be as rare as the incandescent light bulb.
W.J. Butcher, Newnan
Class struggle(in Marxist ideology) the conflict of interests between the workers and the ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent.