The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


August 8, 2013

Letter: Indiana poor won't see any surplus cash

Where are the jobs in Indiana? This is the question Republicans are now asking President Obama. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Where are they? Wages are down, with little nuggets of misery thrown in, like no health insurance, no job protection or seniority. But, Indiana has a stuffed bank account — like, who cares? Since this saved (or stolen) rainy day fund is ours, where is "our" bankcard?

The poor and/or unemployed will never see any of this surplus money, but, I'll bet those in Carmel and Fishers get their share. You know they will. Hamilton County receives all the upfront and easy money while the rest of the state gets peanut shells.

Republicans in Congress are obstructionists and are sabotaging our economy, just to finally win in 2014. Their leaving food stamps out of legislation gives one a hint of their intentions. Millions of poor people are dependent on food stamps to feed themselves and their kids. Republicans could care less. Another of their plans is to kill pensions, Social Security benefits and Medicare, through Wall Street, by pulling their stock investments in those companies that offer good pay and benefits. The more an employee makes, the easier it becomes for them to pay into Social Security and ensure a good pension when retiring. Wall Street actually brought down General Motors with this tactic. Thank God for President Obama and the Democratic Congress who came to GM's rescue.

Thanks to the Democrats and Franklin D. Roosevelt who started it all, and to my hero, President Obama, from a retired GM worker and UAW member.

Frank Couch


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