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Reed Is Destroying The Middle Class

March 12, 2014

To The Reader’s Forum: In response to “Reed Makes Progress” (February 22): Contrary to popular belief, history has shown that in hard times increasing the minimum wage actually lowers the ......

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bluesman

Mar-27-14 1:51 PM

Romney won Reed's district by a wide margin. Reed isn't going anywhere. Reid, on the other hand, is.

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bluesman

Mar-25-14 3:16 PM

Yes gravel-Reed wants children to starve to death. What a @#$%ing idiot!

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bluesman

Mar-23-14 1:17 PM

Blacks are worse off now than when Obama took office. I guess that means that all dems are racists.

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bluesman

Mar-17-14 12:29 PM

I agree gravel, Reid won't be hurting the country much longer. You can stick a fork in him, he's done.

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formerlyphil

Mar-12-14 5:53 PM

yeah in bizarro world.

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Howard

Mar-12-14 5:50 PM

Good letter to the editor.

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bluesman

Mar-12-14 5:44 PM

gravel-seadog just misspelled a word.

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Seadog

Mar-12-14 5:37 PM

Living

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Seadog

Mar-12-14 5:37 PM

"iving off the liberal teat"

Sounds just like Pitts.

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bluesman

Mar-12-14 5:19 PM

Dig up a few tapes and e-mails on Hillary, (which won't be hard) and guess what gravel. Dems will be looking for a new direction.

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bluesman

Mar-12-14 5:16 PM

Good part is, the Democratic senate will be getting much smaller very soon. Reid is about to be sent packing. Reed, isn't going anywhere.

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Seadog

Mar-12-14 4:14 PM

"did any of the politicians, other than Reed, that you mentioned, ever vote to destroy the middle class as Reed has been ordered to"

Glad you asked Pitty - my answer is, the entire Democratic Senate.

The title of this letter is correct, except the author spelled REID wrong!

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Seadog

Mar-12-14 4:07 PM

"Mr Reed is a tool of that plutocracy and needs to be sent home this November"

If you don't blame Reed for all the problems, why SINGLE HIM OUT? No misinterpretation there Emely, just your partisan opinion shining through.

And Em, you never answered my question. How do you feel about Obama giving new rights to illegals with his pen. Did he forget about the GLBT?

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FedUpL8ly

Mar-12-14 4:01 PM

It's also been shown that if you don't cherry-pick certain time periods, that inflation and the minimum wage have kept pace with each other. The whole reason for raising the minimum wage is to hide the fact that Obama's policies are creating obstacles to good-paying jobs. Also, to distract those easily fooled to talk about something other than Obamacare and his other scandals.

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FedUpL8ly

Mar-12-14 3:54 PM

Now we are all able to more clearly understand why Obama has spent more than a million dollars keeping his school records sealed. Probably failed spelling as well as geography (57 states). Dems called Bush dumb but even Bush had higher grades than the two buffoons (Gore and Kerry) the Dems ran against him. As for unemployment benefits, the state of North Carolina cut there benefits and not surprisingly their unemployment rate has greatly reduced. It's been proven over and over, even in different countries, that increasing unemployment benefits increases unemployment.

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formerlyphil

Mar-12-14 3:48 PM

"Executives at Medicaid- funded not-for-profits in New York are hauling in massive salaries, with one raking in $2.8 million and 14 others topping a half-million, an explosive congressional report has found. And more than 100 other executives from Medicaid-funded agencies in New York are pulling in more than $200,000, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The report, titled Billions of Federal Tax Dollars Wasted Annually by New York’s Medicaid Program, called for a sweeping independent audit of the state’s bloated $54 billion in Medicaid spending, the nation’s highest."

nypost february '13.

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formerlyphil

Mar-12-14 3:47 PM

"According to a federal mandate, each state must pass welfare reforms by February 2014 or lose a cut of federal funding. New York will be out $125 million if new rules aren’t passed."

nypost article last year.

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FedUpL8ly

Mar-12-14 3:45 PM

This article sounds like something written by someone, or a relative, who will run against Reed. The real war on the middle-class is being waged by Obama and the Democratic Party. Five years is more than long enough for someone to create conditions for a good economy even if the conditions were worse than what Obama inherited. For example, Reagan inherited a much bigger mess from Carter than Obama did from Bush. Obamacare alone is trashing the middle-class. Hospitals are closing, penalties for employers hiring workers for more than 30 hours per week, Health insurance costs increasing by thousands per year with deductibles being doubled for most policies. And if we are fortunate enough to stop the Obamacare subsidy to insurance companies of up to a trillion dollars, the insurance companies will undoubtedly lay-off tens of thousands of employees due to less premiums and higher payouts. Shutting down dozens of power plants, greatly slowing energy production also destroys good jobs.

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sonoma

Mar-12-14 3:32 PM

The middle class is sinking. Why is that? Perhaps because they have to pay out so much for all the welfare programs the Dems keep adding or increasing. Eventually the middle class says the*****with it and go on welfare themselves. Why not, when the total welfare benefits available approach what many workers are earning. Remember, the only money the government has to handout to folks is YOURS.

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threestrikesout

Mar-12-14 3:18 PM

Stick to the letter, gravelpit. The letter!

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formerlyphil

Mar-12-14 2:56 PM

yeah thanks Regelski canada is about as homogeneous as my garage or that random junk drawer in my kitchen.

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formerlyphil

Mar-12-14 2:49 PM

funny the author doesn't mention a guy that was claiming something about "shovel ready jobs."

hmmmm...

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bluesman

Mar-12-14 2:14 PM

Please Hillary! Distance yourself from ACA and those climate change nuts before it's too late!

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bluesman

Mar-12-14 1:53 PM

While talking about the house race in Fl., one analyst said. "Alex Sink could not unhook herself from the sinking ship the democrats are steering."

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1laona

Mar-12-14 1:42 PM

You want more jobs?Start buying American made products.Spend your money here in the States rather than going overseas on vacation.Reeds doing a good job,we don't need anymore Liberals sinking us further in debt.(like Martha from Tompkins county would)

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