A good plan
Just how stupid do John Boehner and Mitch McConnell think the American people are? First Ronald Reagan, then George Bush, cut the taxes of the wealthiest 3 percent of earners and did job creation increase? In China, maybe. (For example, Carly Fiorina responded to the increased income for Hewlett-Packard by moving a plant and 30,000 jobs overseas where labor was cheap and regulations conspicuous by their absence.)
During Bush’s terms, when the about-to-expire tax cut for the super wealthy was enacted to “stimulate the economy,” fewer jobs were created than in any other administration since the Great Depression, favorable tax and trade codes rewarded wealthy corporations for out-sourcing what should have been American jobs and revenue for the American treasury suffered, as did services and infrastructure.
What did increase due to these unfunded tax cuts for the wealthiest? The deficit, by hundreds of billions. Where was the Republican outcry then?
Let the tax cuts for the upper 3 percent expire and save $700 billion? Sounds like a good plan to me. A tax cut for those earning under $250,000 net? Since the majority of those earners spend almost every penny earned, that will stimulate the economy.
I’ve noticed that the newspaper prints statistics and articles about ex-Cal Poly baseball stars such as Kevin Correia, Bud Norris and, lately, Brent Morel, but we never see any current statistics from ex-Cal Poly football stars such as Chris Gocong (now with the Cleveland Browns), Kassim Osgood (ex-star with the San Diego Chargers, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars) and Ramses Barden (now with the New York Giants).
How about listing their statistics in the Monday morning edition of The Tribune?
San Luis Obispo
No on Measure H
San Luis Ambulance provides emergency ambulance service to the city of San Luis Obispo. Our paramedic ambulances respond with the San Luis Obispo Fire Department to more than 3,200 emergency calls in the city annually. Given the emergent nature of a significant number of these calls for assistance, it is imperative that we respond in a timely manner.
The passage of Measure H would remove the possibility of constructing an important third connection between South Higuera and Broad streets, exacerbating the often difficult traffic congestion in the parts of the city accessed by these traffic corridors.
As the volume of traffic on these streets increases, the potential to affect response times to the Southern and Eastern areas of the city will also increase. The extending of Prado Road can only improve emergency response by reducing traffic congestion and providing a more direct route to certain areas within the city.
Please join me in supporting the Prado Road extension project by voting “no” on Measure H.
Frank I. Kelton
San Luis Ambulance president
Yes to Measure I
Many thanks to Ed Cabrera for his excellent opinion piece in support of the Atascadero school bond initiative, Measure I (“Make schooling a priority,” Sept. 16).
No one likes taxes, but when one can continue to provide desperately needed capital to our district and still get a tax reduction of at least $38 per $100,000 of assessed valuation, most of us would agree that it is worth doing. Please vote for the continuation of the bond measure.
Bruce T. Bevans
Grow up, Quaid
Comedy or biography!
It sounds and looks like Randy Quaid is trying to make his role as cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon’s vacation movies into a biography instead of a comedy. Come on Quaid. At 59 years old, it’s time for you to grow up.
San Luis Obispo