LETTER: Poor benefit from jobsTo the Telegram: This presidential election Americans need to have a big-picture — ideological discussion about how to best help the poor and middle class in this country.
To the Telegram:
This presidential election Americans need to have a big-picture — ideological discussion about how to best help the poor and middle class in this country.
This is especially true since over Obama’s tenure as president with mostly Democratic majorities in Congress, the number of Americans that live in poverty has grown to a two-decade high, according to the Census Bureau. Obama’s strategy to help the poor seems to center around increasing taxes on those who earn more than $200,000 per year.
In other words, he believes our country’s economic pie is fixed, and best way to help one group is for the federal government to take more from another.
Romney’s strategy to help the less fortunate is to create a pro-growth business environment where markets are predictable, regulations are based on commonsense, corporate taxes are made competitive and far-left environmental groups have no say in whether job-creating projects like Keystone XL pipeline are implemented.
Romney, in other words, believes in making the economic pie grow so everyone benefits, especially the poor, through the growth of jobs, not ineffective governmental redistribution that pits us against one another.
Norman G. Nelson,