- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
- Neal Boyd blessed us all with his God-given talent (6/19/18)
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