- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
Kerry plan would cost jobs
To the editor:
Since Sen. John Kerry is blaming the president for the large job loss in America, where does the blame actually lie? Under President Clinton, there were many tens of thousands who lost their jobs, many due to corporate downsizing -- not to mention the tumble the stock market took six months prior to Clinton's leaving office. I don't hear any blame on Clinton.
Since George Bush came to office, not only is there still corporate downsizing, but terrorists on 9-11 snowballed a cascade of job losses in airlines and tourism. Job loss is not always a reflection on any president.
Kerry says if he's elected he'll push for Americans to purchase prescription drugs from Canada. If this is done, it will mean the loss of tens of thousands of pharmaceutical and other jobs in America. And if the minimum wage is pushed to $7 an hour, as Kerry would do, you can count on more job terminations.
Kerry doesn't make sense, and he hasn't convinced me of stable leadership.
MARK RAMSEY, Cape Girardeau