Romney needs to back up job creation claims with details
Re: "After stumbles, Romney finds winning message on business," July 20 and 21
If I were Mitt Romney, I would not make it easy for President Obama to get re-elected. I would not just say that I am a businessperson and that I know how to create jobs. I would talk about the jobs that I created when I was governor of Massachusetts and when I ran Bain Capital.
I would also quote statistical data to support my claims, and distance my job creation skills from those of President Obama.
Based on the results of the polls, if the presidential election were held today, the results would be very close. If Romney wants to win, he must demonstrate to the voters why he can fix the economy and put millions of unemployed Americans back to work, unlike President Obama.
Romney should also talk about his plan to make Americans better off financially than they were during the first three years of President Obama's term.
Shrinking the House might be a good idea
Re: "Seven habits of highly ineffective government," July 19
Kudos to Cal Thomas. Maybe the famous martial arts champion and Hollywood movie star Chuck Norris' proposal to shrink the House of Representatives is at least a partial solution to the problem.
We would not want to have only one representative for every state, since that would be unfair to states with larger populace, like Norris' own state of Texas. Large and small states already have equal representation in the U.S. Senate.
Nevertheless, "Walker, Texas Ranger" has a good point: If we shrunk the House to a ratio of, say, one representative for every 1 million or 2 million people instead of the present ratio, we could keep a better eye on the doings of fewer members of Congress.
Lawrence K. Marsh
Montgomery ties hands of election judges
There has been quite a bit of controversy in the news over the last several months about requiring photo ID cards for voters. In my opinion, photo IDs should be required to ensure that each person voting is an authorized voter -- and who he states he is.
Photo IDs will cut down on voter fraud and will not disenfranchise any class of voters, as the liberal-left Democrats erroneously claim.
I speak from experience, as I have been a Board of Elections voter check-in judge for the past 12 years in Montgomery County. I have been removed two times from my position because I asked voters I could not identify to show me a photo ID.
I was later reinstated, but was informed that I may not ask any voter for a valid photo ID. As a result, I currently choose not to work as an active Elections Board judge.