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Letter: Support energy industry jobs

Job creation should be Job No. 1 for Congress this year. Putting people to work in good, new private sector jobs will solve many of the economic issues we face.

Focusing on job creation means supporting industries best able to expand and hire workers. For example, the energy industry has led the way in creating new jobs for the past several years. Not only has this industry put hundreds of thousands of people to work in new positions recently, but it also has helped to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and gas.

Not much would stop this job growth more than raising taxes on energy companies, which the administration and some in Congress spent 2013 trying to do. Our representatives should return to work and vow to support and stimulate growth within the energy industry, not hurt them by arbitrarily increasing their taxes.

Duncan McArthur

Grand Junction

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