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Letters to the WCP Editor – 9.09.10

Letters to the WCP Editor – 9.09.10

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 9:03 pm

To the editor,
It is time to stand up to China! The Chinese government have been for years subsidizing their industry. They have dumped steel, tires and pipe onto the American market causing the loss of thousands of American jobs. They are now dumping coated paper that is used for magazines.
This country needs jobs and if we fail to act, we will lose more jobs. It is time we fight for fair trade. We can not compete with a Chinese worker being forced to work for $7 a day; nor should we.
The International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a hearing in the first week of November to determine the fate of thousands of paper job. Please contact your U. S. Congressman and U.S. Senator and ask them to support the paper industry.
Johnny Dyer
Union City

To the Editor,
There are two serious challengers for District #8 – Tennessee’s congressional Seat, now that Con. John Tanner is retiring. State Sen. Roy Herron(D), from District #24 – Tennessee, who served in the state legislature before running and winning his present position as state senator.
Then there is Steve Fincher(R) from Frog Jump. He is a gentleman farmer with no previous experience in government. He has no record to run on, and from what he says thus far, he is out of touch with at least one element of his constituency, the seniors.
If he is out of touch with seniors, he may be out of touch with others? Now, that’s not all bad. However, in this race for District #8 Congressional seat, it is not a good thing either. State Senator/Representative Herron has a record to run on. Herron is a very conservative person with his money and yours/ours.
He is in touch with and supports seniors in many ways, especially in Medicare and Social Security.
Mr. Fincher wants to privatize Social Security. Not a good idea. He has accepted $3.7 million in farm subsidies in the last few years. Republican Minority Leader John Boehner also wants to privatize Social Security. Sounds as if Mr. Fincher is lock step with Republican leadership.
Mr. Fincher says, he will not reach across the aisle to work with Democrats. Excuse me, we have enough of that kind of rhetoric now. Mr. Fincher says he is against Obama/Pelosi Care. Folks, that’s healthcare.
Sounds like he is running against the President and Speaker of the House? I thought he was running against Roy Herron? It sounds as if Mr. Fincher is the typical politician and is running on innuendo and the fear factor.
He does scare this writer. As far as where he stands on the economy and the wars. He just doesn’t say! I’m not opposed to new ideas, in fact, it is a good thing.
But, if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it! Roy Herron is running on “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” Now that’s a good thing. I know that Roy has had conversations with and about the Goodyear Tire Plant in Union City, also the Milan Arsenal Plant in Milan.
Both plants are in his District #24 and his District #8 and both plants appear to be in trouble.
Part of Roy’s “Jobs…” program is to not only attract new plants but, save/maintain those we have. I’m not trying to be sarcastic or unkind, but Mr. Fincher doesn’t seem to have a clue. The question is, can he buy with tax-payer farm subsidies, the Congressional seat from District #8? I pray not!
Don V. Jones
WCP 9.09.10


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