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Letter to the Editor: Reverse the tax cuts and create a job bill

Dear Editor,

My boyhood hero, Robert Kennedy, used to say that “Jobs are better than welfare.”

As a liberal/progressive Democrat, I agree.  But I would add that having a job that pays a good and living wage that is well above the federal government’s “official  poverty line” is the human right of every American who is willing to lead a responsible and productive life.

I am proposing that following the November 2018 elections, our President and Congress reverse the 2017 tax cuts and instead spend $1 trillion on a federal government jobs-creation bill that guarantees a job with dignity and respect to all Americans that not only pays well above the official poverty line, but which also pays well above the “near-poverty line” (which is 100 percent -125 percent of the official poverty line).

It is the “humane” and “just” thing to do.


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