D. Helwig: Stop promoting envy

Perspective is everything. When I read Connie Schultz' column (April 21), “Romney misses the mark with female voters,” I felt as if I was watching a mainstream media news program which, in my opinion, is almost always biased.

Schultz tried to blame the Republicans for the Hilary Rosen fiasco. If Schultz checked the facts, it was the Obama administration that brought her to the forefront to try and make it appear as if it “cared” about women.

It is not women Barack Obama cares about, it is their votes. Rosen knew exactly what she was doing and decided to “take one for the team.”

Instead of being persuaded by the column, I saw it as another left-wing smokescreen.

If Obama really cared about women, he would be creating good jobs with higher wages so women would not have to worry about how they were going to feed, clothe and house their children.

More than 50 percent of the women in this country are heads of households. Many of them have to work more than one job in order to make ends meet. That means they have less time to spend with their children, so their children are learning their values elsewhere, rather than at home.

Instead of wasting billions of dollars on pet projects that have been failing, Obama needs to realign his priorities from making women dependent on the government to helping them provide for themselves. That will give them respect and dignity.

Stop promoting envy.

Donna Helwig, Auburn

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You can always count on the "republican Lie"

"If Schultz checked the facts, it was the Obama administration that brought her (Hilary Rosen) to the forefront. If you check the facts, that's a lie. Hilary Rosen is not employed by this administration. She is not a spokesman for this administration. She is not employed by the Obama campaign, the Democratic party or any of its affiliates or by any Superpac supporting the Obama campaign. She was and is a private citizen and a paid consultation of the TV company that put her out front to gain viewers.
The rest of the letter is just Romney talking points to divert our attention from the well established facts that the Republicans as ably represented by the Romney campaign don't give a damn about women, their lives, their problems, or their concerns. Had they, they would have fulfilled their 2010 campaign pledge to create jobs. Well that was a lie too. Instead, they authored throughout this great land both at the federal and at the state level not one piece of legislation whose intent was to create jobs. They were too busy grabbing hold of women's reproductive lives by passing more than 1100 laws that would prevent, delay, or complicate women exercising their constitutional right to seek abortions; Hundreds of laws to make it difficult or impossible for eligible voters to vote; and many more to restrict, deny, or frustrate the right of citizens to collectively bargain on the job.

Jillian Campbell's picture

jusg saying....

I would just like to point out that 4.1 million private sector jobs have been added since obama took office. The problem is obviously not fixed but its a damn good start. Considering how long it took for things to hit rock bottom... its probably going to take a while to get things back to normal.

 's picture

It's Bush's fault again.

Obama and his apologists won't acknowledge that he has responsibility for anything.

 's picture

So?

 's picture

wow!

Wow, who was president when the steep incline happened? Okay, but he bears no responsibility?

 's picture

Sure he does.

And who campaigned on the promise that, with his policies, unemployment would never rise above 8%? He who bears no responsibility, that's who.

Zack Lenhert's picture

Also your graph shows the

Also your graph shows the rate as well above eight percent BEFORE Obama took office. Kinda hard to stop something from happening if it already happened.

Zack Lenhert's picture

do you believe everything

do you believe everything Mitt Romney says?

Jason Theriault's picture

Stop promoting envy?

Let me fix that for you, what you meant to say is:
"Stop promoting middle and lower class citizens to vote for policies and programs that aid them at the expense of the upper class."

So let me ask you this: how should the president go about "creating good jobs with higher wages so women would not have to worry about how they were going to feed, clothe and house their children." without the government artificially controlling the market or without government programs?

Let me put it to you another way - What you really want to say is you want the president to come up with some magical fix all that doesn't result in more government control and that results in higher wages while not messing with the free market. Well, after that why doesn't he figure out a cold fusion process that's only waste material can be used as a cure for Cancer, AIDS and obesity.

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That's a good summary of Obama's 2008 campaign.

Seen from 2012, it's a load of empty promises and lack of performance. Don't ask the letter writer about policy - ask the president about his abject failure. But already know the answer: It's Bush's fault.

There's nothing magical about the obvious "fix all": lower taxes and stable taxes. The free market would welcome that kind of "messing".

Jason Theriault's picture

I would love to hear once a

I would love to hear once a republican plan to help someone that doesn’t involve something that will coincidently help them out as well.

Trickle down economics started this fairy tale that the free market will fix everything as long as the government stays out of it’s way. When you have cancer, you don’t take vitamins and hope your body will take care of it. Making sure your body as a whole is health is part of it, but you also take drugs and treatments that target the cancer. Those drugs and treatments make your body weaker, but the payoff is killing cancer.

You don’t fix social ills by making the whole market healthier. It helps, but direct programs are far more effective.

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Like what?

... direct programs are far more effective.

Name one social ill that has been fixed by a direct program created by the Obama administration.

Jason Theriault's picture

Easy

Lack of health insurance - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Come on, too easy.

Listen, I can name lots of stuff the President has done. Most are improvements to the systems in place because most societal ills are not new and have programs in place.

 's picture

Not that easy.

Where's my "affordable" health insurance? I don't get a subsidy from an employer or a government, so my choices are high-deductible insurance for only $700 per month, or comprehensive insurance from Anthem for a nice, affordable $2300 per month. ObamaCare hasn't fixed a damn thing for me. If someone else is already getting insurance for a lot less, it's because my taxes have been hiked to pay for it. With a few more "improvements" like that, I'll be bankrupt and finally qualified for government help.

Jason Theriault's picture

Well

So you're saying the free market isn't working?

The insurance exchanges, which would be the most helpful to someone in your situation, are being delayed by republicans in Augusta.
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/state/2012/03/29/maine-republicans-slow-i...

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Sorry about the double post.

My internet service stuttered for a few moments.

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That's a good summary of Obama's 2008 campaign.

Seen from 2012, it's a load of empty promises and lack of performance. Don't ask the letter writer about policy - ask the president about his abject failure. But already know the answer: It's Bush's fault.

There's nothing magical about the obvious "fix all": lower taxes and stable taxes. The free market would welcome that kind of "messing".

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