Letters to the editor, June 8
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Updated: July 9, 2012 6:03AM
Obama’s economic plans is going nowhere, stop it now
Its time to stop the spin and distortion President Obama and the Democratic National Committee have put on the last 31/2 years of a train wreck we now know as “Hype and Blame.” Unemployment and the jobs reports are not getting better. According to the Department of Labor, there are more than 1 million fewer people in the work force than when the president took office! Is that what they call progress?
Stimulus spending has been a disaster with GDP at a paltry 1.9 percent. Add the likes of Solyndra, the crown jewel of bad investments the government has made on our behalf, and they still want to say things are better. What about that promise to cut the national debt in half? Instead he has added $5 trillion and counting.
I don’t think Obama is a bad guy or one of these sinister villains hell-bent on destroying our economy, he just has the wrong model and a bad plan. How do we expect someone who has never worked in the private sector to know what it takes to create jobs? Besides, are we all supposed to believe that now he wants to work on the economy? Why didn’t he start 31/2 years ago? Oh right, he was working on passing a disaster-of-a-jobs-killing bill in perverted political fashion called Obamacare.
Health care changes mean new career opportunities
Health care is changing for everyone — providers, hospitals, patients. This also means changes for the health care industry work force. The Office of the National Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services, has recognized an insufficient number of people are trained to implement and optimize health information technology. As a result, federal funding is available.
Career-changers, unemployed and under-employed individuals with experience in either health care or information technology may participate in this online training program in order to bridge the gap between the two areas.
Additional information and the online application may be found at www.ivytech.edu/hit-training. The grant expires in October, if the grant money isn’t fully utilized prior to that date. Spread the word and help as many Merrillville community members as possible take advantage of an opportunity in this expanding field.
Troops should come to help Chicago’s war on violence
Dear President Obama: Have you heard about war-torn Chicago? Forty people shot over the weekend, 10 dead.
Re-deploy the troops to Chicago. Innocent civilians, women and children are being shot, raped and terrorized by thugs and gangs. We need your help. That is Chicago in the state of Illinois in the country of the United States of America.