Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Dave Faries

It Seems You Can't Turn Either Way


Despite Wall Street’s newfound optimism and other indications of stuttering economic growth, close to 15 million Americans remain out of work according to reasonable estimates. This figure accumulates the unemployed, the long term unemployed and the “marginally attached”—meaning those who have flat out given up after dozens of months on or off the dole.

Now, there are countless plans to correct this problem. One group wants to cut taxes, especially for the wealthy. Another prefers to raise them, specifically targeting the wealthy. Others say the answer involves fewer regulations or...

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