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By David Horsey | February 25, 2014
Especially when it comes to economic policy, too many politicians are motivated by myths more than by facts. A prime example: the myth of the job creators. Republicans, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner, talk of job creators in reverent, worshipful terms. In their vision of how the world works, it is these brave titans of capitalism who, with no help from anyone else, build the companies that create jobs for American workers. To Mr. Boehner and his party, anything that inhibits job creators in their endeavors -- taxes, environmental laws, financial regulations -- is a job killer.
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By David Horsey | February 25, 2014
Especially when it comes to economic policy, too many politicians are motivated by myths more than by facts. A prime example: the myth of the job creators. Republicans, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner, talk of job creators in reverent, worshipful terms. In their vision of how the world works, it is these brave titans of capitalism who, with no help from anyone else, build the companies that create jobs for American workers. To Mr. Boehner and his party, anything that inhibits job creators in their endeavors -- taxes, environmental laws, financial regulations -- is a job killer.
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October 7, 2010
The article "Ehrlich would cut schools to fund tax cut" (Oct. 7) reveals that the Thornton education funding law mandates taxing the middle class in order to fund the schools of the rich people in Montgomery County because their cost of living is higher. I'm confused now, because the Democrats keep saying they want to tax the rich. It seems to me that Montgomery County, which is one of the richest counties in the entire nation, can afford to pay its own teachers instead of leeching off of those who are less well off. Doug
NEWS
April 12, 2013
It seems Easter was a field day for attacking Dr. Ben Carson for his conservative views ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31.) Columnist Dan Rodricks claimed he was not surprised by Dr. Carson's equating gays with pedophiles and people who have sex with animals. Mr. Rodricks then delved into a 2008 radio interview for more dirt to support his critique of Dr. Carson's conservatism, showing how Dr. Carson used the Bible to support such things as corporal punishment by parents and as justification of a flat tax. Well perhaps more people need to be seeking answers in the Bible or in their faith.
NEWS
November 8, 2011
Encouraged by the support of President Barack Obama and his posse, the Occupy Wall Street protesters are trashing American cities, claiming that it's the "rich" people who are the cause of their "impoverishment. " To "correct" this alleged "injustice," they demand that the rich share their wealth with them. How? Well, President Obama wants the affluent to pay more taxes to the federal government. How will doing this provide the protesters with "affordable" comfortable housing, top quality cradle-to-grave medical care, meaningful, rewarding educations at colleges and universities, permanent good-paying jobs and cushy, guaranteed early retirements?
NEWS
May 14, 2012
I found the editorial, "Europe's lesson for the GOP" (May 10) to be very interesting and somewhat perverted as it became a critique of the GOP for protecting rich people from paying taxes and not about fiscal management to avoid a crisis. I saw underPresident George W. Bushthe direction the United States was headed, and I felt that even he was spending too much taxpayer money. To lessen this nation's impending economic doom, I felt major belt tightening was in order. The Obama administration has not only horrified me, but also in my opinion it has prolonged the ordeal with its fiscal policy and Congress' rubber stamp.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
It seems Easter was a field day for attacking Dr. Ben Carson for his conservative views ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31.) Columnist Dan Rodricks claimed he was not surprised by Dr. Carson's equating gays with pedophiles and people who have sex with animals. Mr. Rodricks then delved into a 2008 radio interview for more dirt to support his critique of Dr. Carson's conservatism, showing how Dr. Carson used the Bible to support such things as corporal punishment by parents and as justification of a flat tax. Well perhaps more people need to be seeking answers in the Bible or in their faith.
NEWS
November 19, 2009
The ICC is intended to be a highway for rich people ("ICC was always intended to exclude most people," Nov. 2) and is supposed to be paid for with exorbitant tolls. Now we are told that we will all have to pay for it via increased tolls on all roads ("Jump in Md. tolls likely after 2010," Nov. 16). You don't have to read between the lines to conclude that all of us will be paying for a highway intended for rich people. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture?
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By Luke Broadwater | March 17, 2011
As he filled out his NCAA tournament bracket Wednesday on ESPN (predicting the Kansas Jayhawks as winners) President Barack Obama urged viewers to donate money to relief work in Japan.  But an article in the New York Times and an opinion column from Reuters say that's a bad idea.  "Wealthy Japan is not impoverished Haiti. And many groups are raising money without really knowing how it will be spent — or even if it will be needed," the New York Times reported.
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By Hal Piper | October 21, 1995
I LIKE TEACHING Sunday School, but this new curriculum seems to have been written by dimwits for nitwits.To experience the feeling of being a lost sheep, my teen-agers could play hide-and-seek. Mustard seeds pasted onto paper circles might demonstrate that even a tiny faith can work wonders. The trick to making Sunday School attractive to high-schoolers, apparently, is to treat them like fourth-graders.But if the Bible instruction is childish, the geopolitics is a mushed-over kindergarten Marxism, compounded of sentimentality, Protestant guilt and the insight that rich people are the cause of the world's problems -- well, rich people and overpopulation.
NEWS
May 14, 2012
I found the editorial, "Europe's lesson for the GOP" (May 10) to be very interesting and somewhat perverted as it became a critique of the GOP for protecting rich people from paying taxes and not about fiscal management to avoid a crisis. I saw underPresident George W. Bushthe direction the United States was headed, and I felt that even he was spending too much taxpayer money. To lessen this nation's impending economic doom, I felt major belt tightening was in order. The Obama administration has not only horrified me, but also in my opinion it has prolonged the ordeal with its fiscal policy and Congress' rubber stamp.
NEWS
December 22, 2011
Jamie Smith Hopkins and Scott Calvert wrote an excellent in-depth article about Baltimore City property taxes ("Distorted discount," Dec. 18). However, I am perplexed that they seem to think that Baltimore's wealthy are getting a "break" because of the Homestead tax credit. They report that John and Angelina Guerriero's property taxes would be $61,700 without the $48,800 tax "break. " Does anyone really think that Baltimore schools and services are worth $61,700? That comes to over $169.
NEWS
November 8, 2011
Encouraged by the support of President Barack Obama and his posse, the Occupy Wall Street protesters are trashing American cities, claiming that it's the "rich" people who are the cause of their "impoverishment. " To "correct" this alleged "injustice," they demand that the rich share their wealth with them. How? Well, President Obama wants the affluent to pay more taxes to the federal government. How will doing this provide the protesters with "affordable" comfortable housing, top quality cradle-to-grave medical care, meaningful, rewarding educations at colleges and universities, permanent good-paying jobs and cushy, guaranteed early retirements?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | March 17, 2011
As he filled out his NCAA tournament bracket Wednesday on ESPN (predicting the Kansas Jayhawks as winners) President Barack Obama urged viewers to donate money to relief work in Japan.  But an article in the New York Times and an opinion column from Reuters say that's a bad idea.  "Wealthy Japan is not impoverished Haiti. And many groups are raising money without really knowing how it will be spent — or even if it will be needed," the New York Times reported.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
The article "Ehrlich would cut schools to fund tax cut" (Oct. 7) reveals that the Thornton education funding law mandates taxing the middle class in order to fund the schools of the rich people in Montgomery County because their cost of living is higher. I'm confused now, because the Democrats keep saying they want to tax the rich. It seems to me that Montgomery County, which is one of the richest counties in the entire nation, can afford to pay its own teachers instead of leeching off of those who are less well off. Doug
NEWS
November 19, 2009
The ICC is intended to be a highway for rich people ("ICC was always intended to exclude most people," Nov. 2) and is supposed to be paid for with exorbitant tolls. Now we are told that we will all have to pay for it via increased tolls on all roads ("Jump in Md. tolls likely after 2010," Nov. 16). You don't have to read between the lines to conclude that all of us will be paying for a highway intended for rich people. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture?
NEWS
December 22, 2011
Jamie Smith Hopkins and Scott Calvert wrote an excellent in-depth article about Baltimore City property taxes ("Distorted discount," Dec. 18). However, I am perplexed that they seem to think that Baltimore's wealthy are getting a "break" because of the Homestead tax credit. They report that John and Angelina Guerriero's property taxes would be $61,700 without the $48,800 tax "break. " Does anyone really think that Baltimore schools and services are worth $61,700? That comes to over $169.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | November 14, 2007
"The question is, should we be giving an extra $120 billion to people in the top 1 percent?" So asked Gene Sperling, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's chief economic adviser, at a recent National Press Club panel discussion. Translation: It's the government's money, and anything left over after Uncle Sam picks your pockets is a "gift." Indeed, to hear leading Democrats talk about the "richest 1 percent" - a diverse cohort of investors, managers, entrepreneurs and, to be sure, some fat-cat heirs - one gets the impression that wealthy Americans are a natural resource, to be pumped for as much cash as we need.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | November 14, 2007
"The question is, should we be giving an extra $120 billion to people in the top 1 percent?" So asked Gene Sperling, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's chief economic adviser, at a recent National Press Club panel discussion. Translation: It's the government's money, and anything left over after Uncle Sam picks your pockets is a "gift." Indeed, to hear leading Democrats talk about the "richest 1 percent" - a diverse cohort of investors, managers, entrepreneurs and, to be sure, some fat-cat heirs - one gets the impression that wealthy Americans are a natural resource, to be pumped for as much cash as we need.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1996
The battle for two seats on Howard County's Circuit Court -- widely considered the nastiest election in county history -- also .. was its most expensive, costing $462,748 over the course of a yearlong struggle.Campaign finance reports released this week also show that in the final two weeks, each of the four candidates lent their campaigns $20,000 for cable television and direct mail advertising -- a fact that illustrates the importance of personal wealth in close elections."Rich people only, please apply," said Lin Eagan, campaign chairwoman for Judges Diane O. Leasure and Donna Hill Staton.
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