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Don Chapman
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October 27, 2010 - MidWeek
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Obama tax cuts

If Susan Page and her friends are “Feeling The Hurt,” they should know that Obama has given a $116 billion tax cut to working families, so the increase she must be talking about is the 4.9 percent for the portion of the population that makes over $250,000 a year. That sounds kind of “country club” in a state where a lot of the population got off those clubbers’plantations with the help of unions.

Studies show that tax helps more than hurts the economy by stabilizing it, and maybe with it and more regulations, bankers could control themselves and not wreck the economy, and have Bush and McCain beg for their bailout. Don’t have space for her bizarre ideas on health-care reform.

Merle Goodell
Manoa


Why the hatred?

I was sorry to read about the job/financial problems some of Susan Page’s friends and family are having on the Mainland. But I remain astonished by her unabashed and un-Christian-like hatred for President Obama, and refusal to admit that anything he has done in office has been positive. May I remind Ms. Page that it was her warmongering hero George Bush who offered the first bank bailouts. And does she really think even more of her friends and family would be hurting were it not for Obama’s TARP funds? I believe it’s agreed upon by responsible economists that it helped avert a Great Depression 2.

She also mentions a “road to nowhere,” which I assume might mean the so-called “bridge to nowhere.” That is in Alaska, and was undertaken during Bush’s administration, when Sarah Palin was governor.

I too am angry about things in our country, but prefer logic and reason to blind hate in seeking solutions.

Brian Morita
Kaimuki

Ego and power

Regarding Bob Jones column “Eager To Join ‘The Machine,’” I increasingly believe that nobody runs for political office out of the goodness of their hearts, hoping to improve their city, state or country. No, it’s all about ego and power, and once elected staying in power. I still vote, usually on the basis of the lesser of two evils.

Mary K. White
Honolulu


When too big?

In answer to the question posed in a column recently by editor Don Chapman: “At what point exactly does government become too big?” Here’s my answer:

When we can’t pay for it.

David Gomes
Liliha

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