Dems' actions are harming nation's working class

2014-06-16T00:00:00Z Dems' actions are harming nation's working class nwitimes.com

It is a myth that Democrats are for the working class.

Obamacare increased unemployment and job loss. It caused insurance premiums to increase in cost while there is less expendable income.

Democrats help the poor by increasing the federal minimum wage. The government's own facts state that, if passed, there will be a loss of 500,000 to 1 million jobs.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is writing new rules which will cost industry up to $50 billion and a job loss of about 225,000. This will drive up the cost of everything we purchase.

In Lake County, the 1.5 percent county income tax illustrates the tax-and-spend mentality. We were the only county without an income tax. Yet, of the 92 counties, we had the greatest revenue source.

Lake County had a budget shortfall of $10 million. The income tax, which hurts the middle class family, generates $130 million. Taking $120 million out of the local economy will hurt businesses.

Sure, the Democrats are for the working family. Really!

- Mark Leyva, Highland

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