Democrats' policies hurting middle class
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former U.S. Labor secretary Robert Reich is right to protest damage by erosion of the middle class and his arguments of a greater concentration of wealth among billionaires of the top 1 percent. I hope that in his zeal to tax those in the so-called "billionaire" category, he does not forget billionaires who are funding much of the present administration's efforts to socialize America.
He speaks fondly of his argument that the middle class is being eroded of its spending power due to the ever-widening income gap. His argument that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, including the middle class is indeed correct. But not for the reasons he espoused. Rather, it is the current policies of the movement toward socializing America.
Even a cursory examination of the current Democratic Party's social agenda brings to light policies, which are turning the middle class into a poverty zone. The number one disaster fostered on the middle class by the administration's policies is the Obamacare policy that forces businesses to reduce their employees' working hours to less than 30 hours or pay the price. That reduction in time available to work is creating a devastating impact on the moral, income and credit worthiness that Reich is so worried about.
We have become a divided nation by the administration's one-sided socialization of the fiscal control of the United States' money policies. The policy of quantitative easing is the most significant factor in creating the accumulations of wealth among billionaires and the slow demise of the middle class. Nor am I excusing Republicans who go along with it.
Most of "We the people" understand all too well that this administration's policies are killing America. This is evident by the loss of popularity, which the current president is suffering.
David C. Corson
Invitation extended to join Boy Scouts
On Sept. 9, Troop 36 of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Hurricane, held a campout through Veterans Day. The week before, the scouts sent out food bags throughout parts of Hurricane. The first day of the campout, they collected the bags. It was a huge success and the troop thanks all for their support.
Later in the day, the eighth grade science teacher at Hurricane Middle School helped the troop with a certain merit badge and teaching us how to dissect an owl pellet.