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Newspaper bias and the dead job bill | Letters

On Oct. 12, one of the local daily papers carried the headline “Senate kills jobs bill.” This was a bill that supposedly would have created jobs and would have increased taxes on the very rich. The first sentence in the story reads “Senate Republicans voted Tuesday night to kill the jobs bill….”

A casual reader might conclude that the greedy Republicans don’t want jobs and that they don’t want to tax the rich.

Well, one should look at this a bit further. The Senate has 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans and two independents. Even if the independents had voted with the Republicans, it would not have been possible for Republicans to “kill the jobs bill.” As it turns out, Sen. Harry Reid, a Democrat, cast the deciding “nay” vote that killed the bill. Newspapers can be biased, but this story is ridiculous.

Leo J. Thoennes, Federal Way

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