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Broken System

November 27, 2013

Dear Editor, Recently, I heard Gov. Kasich say on a morning television talk show that his primary concern for Ohio is jobs, jobs, jobs....

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Nov-27-13 12:29 PM

Your excellent letter says it all, Mr. Owens. For years, workers have been taken for a ride by their union leaders and anyone with a "D" after their name on an election ballot, but as you point out, when it comes right down to solving a problem, the "D" has been no more help than the "R"....sometimes even LESS, like with the obama gestapo tactics of using the EPA and the IRS to intimidate businesses and destroy jobs. What a great "friend of the worker" he is!! When it comes down to it, the face you see in the mirror is exactly who you can count on when the chips are down.

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Nov-27-13 7:17 PM

Why would the President want to "...destroy jobs"?

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Nov-27-13 8:06 PM answer your question: Obviously, to increase the dependency of the people on the government. That is the essence of communism.

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Nov-27-13 10:23 PM

Republicans do not represent working people. Only 2 types of people vote GOP: millionaires and suckers.

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Nov-28-13 12:57 AM

With the Republican war on foodstamps, they better not depend on government too much. Turley sees a Communist hiding behind every tree in the Ohio Valley. LOL to that.

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Nov-28-13 1:18 AM

Kasich does what every GOP Governor does. Sides with big big business. It just so happens the bigger fish is the electric company this time around. Aluminum is down. The demand is down and the only way they can profit is for much lower electric rates. No laws will be changed regarding PUCO. The lobbyist have spoken and the politician is powerless and must do what the bosses say.

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Nov-28-13 12:44 PM

I'm thinking Ormet and its union are blaming everyone but themselves for their own far as the PUCO reducing rates for chosen entities the question is where would it stop? How about mines...could they be refused? Ormet has been dying for many years and it finally happened. BTW I don't recall the UMWA trying to get a government bailout when the mining industry collapsed....

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Nov-28-13 6:52 PM

I agree on one thing..the UMWA did not ask for a bail out. Ormet..the union has..the company has. the company did get some relief but felt it wasn't enough. as always

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Nov-30-13 12:42 AM

Typical Ohio Valley mentality at work: Elect Democrats....when their non-stop taxation and looney energy policies cause costs to skyrocket and businesses close down, blame Republican governor for jobs lost....if governor is a Democrat, just blame nearest Republican....then do it all over again in a few years! Thats why this Valley is on the "FORGET IT" list for so many businesses.

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Dec-01-13 3:37 PM

White Boy, aka turley, has made three comments to this letter. As always Whitey's negative comments receive low scores. So far he has 2 AGREES and 10 DISAGREES. Since The Tea Party Movement has about a 20% national approval rating this puts turley right where he belongs: the bottom.

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Dec-02-13 8:37 AM

Liberals have to ignore a whole lot of negatives surrounding Obama in order to justify their defense (which is really pathetic)of him. Just how far are they willing to allow one man to go before saying enough is enough?

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Dec-02-13 1:51 PM

"I can only surmise that elected officials are unable to get beyond their pretty differences to do what is best for the country." Mr. Owens, Each side believes that they are doing what is best for the country. Those philosophies are diametrically opposite. It isn't hard to understand the principles if you are willing and have an open mind. Take The ACA or "Obamacare". You cannot insure an additional 30 to 50 million people with a set of defined benefits without passing the additional costs onto another group. In the guise of fairness, millions have had to forgo the coverage they were satisfied with to get a higher cost policy so that others who either could not or would not buy health insurance can now get "subsidized" coverage. So in the end, I have to pay more not by my choice but because of a "philosophical" ideology that is imposed upon me by the force of law. The end result of "Obamacare" will be higher costs and fewer choices

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Dec-02-13 1:57 PM

And As for Ormet, sometimes you just need to let an entity fail because in the long run it will cost much more to keep it open. My hope is that some one else will purchase Ormet and make the necessary changes bring Ormet to a profitable posture, thereby getting those people back to work.

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Dec-09-13 1:50 PM

Yay for QuizhatKaddyshack!! Intelligence without bashing!!

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