The Northwestern: Letters: Feingold has plan to put Americans back to work

There is one candidate for U.S. Senate that is truly serious about keeping Americans working and to get those (who are) unemployed working. That candidate is Russ Feingold. He had a proven track record of doing this over and over again.

The latest example is his support for the HIRE Act of 2010. An act that gives employers two tax breaks that employee new workers from Feb. 3. 2010 till January 1, 2011. One of the tax breaks is for each worker retained for at least a year; businesses may claim an additional general business tax credit, up to $1,000 per worker, when they file their 2011 income tax returns. This is government giving incentive to the private sector to create new jobs or give added earnings to the underemployed. This is not government creating new public sector jobs that Feingold’s opponent says is wrong.

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