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March 14, 2014

LETTERS FOR MARCH 14, 2014: Choose wisely in life

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In a recent article, Charles Krauthammer wrote of the ACA as a jobs killer. His twist is that people who volunteer to take time off will just sit idly by waiting for the “real” workers to support them. How insulting. He conjures up Marxist utopian thought for this. Perhaps he’ll touch on people who’ve been laid off not by their own choice and not because of the ACA.

Walmart is a huge employer. According to the Bloomberg Business Week in the last five years its has added 455 stores. Yet during that time Walmart cut its work force by 20,000. No wonder they’ve been at the bottom of the American Customer Satisfaction Index the past six years.

On Feb. 1 “Washington Spectator” published an article on Detroit’s bankruptcy, stating banks working on the case, “may have breached ethical and possibly legal obligations to the city.”

Detroit’s credit was downgraded and it had to pay between $250 million and $350 million in interest immediately. Michigan’s Constitution states that all pensions must be paid. However, city workers have to wait for payment or they may not get the full benefit.

Our leaders want to cut pensions for any public job. Of course, anything to do with labor is verboten since unions are inherently evil.

I believe God’s economy is win-win. That’s why he has the theocracy enforce the jubilee (Lev. 25). Maybe we do need a revival of God’s spirit.

— Brian Hartman

Wakarusa

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