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Stopeck: "John Lewis has no solutions to create jobs"

Virginia-Highland resident to face incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 Congressional seat in November.

Virginia-Highland retired lawyer Howard Stopeck, 73, is set to face incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 Congressional seat in November. A Republican, Stopeck made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1984.

The 5th Congressional District represents a diverse swath of metro Atlanta that stretches from Buckhead to Forest Park and Decatur to Sandtown.

On his website, Stopek writes:

"Whereas John Lewis was effective in Civil Rights; he’s stuck there. Whereas Atlantans need jobs and we have the highest foreclosure rate in America in the last four years, John Lewis has no solutions to create jobs beyond Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold, for those who believe in fairytales. Atlanta needs more than a hero ..."

View here Stopeck's platform in a two-part series dealing with taxes, abortion, debt ceiling, lobbyists, providing for the poor and much more.

Meinert September 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM
While I like the concept of reviving FDR's CCC- a great idea akin to Clinton's welfare-to-work program, I do not like that Stopek must quote the Old Testament for his support of his initiatives. That book is the source of many misguided acts. It would show much more humanity if Stopek understood these principles from his own heart and mind than from cherry-picked quotations from the annals of an ancient Hebrew tribe. As Einstein said, "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death." -- Albert Einstein, "Religion and Science," New York Times Magazine, 9 November 1930
CHANEL October 02, 2012 at 08:31 PM
It's a MYTH that government is responsible for creating jobs!

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