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Letters: So long, Hollywood jobs

August 17, 2012

Re "Hollywood hurts as TV production joins film exodus," Aug. 15

The case for the Republican assertion that raising taxes on job creators hurts the economy could not be made any clearer.

Many Hollywood executives and big-name actors passionately support such liberal politicians as Gov. Jerry Brown and President Obama, who call for raising taxes on high-income earners. Yet it is the average Joes like the "grips, location managers and other crew members" mentioned in the article who suffer job losses when wealthy producers take their shows to more tax-friendly states.

Sadly, the irony seems to be lost on much of Hollywood and Democrats in California, who persist in advocating a failed policy of increased taxation instead of providing an atmosphere of support for businesses that provide jobs for our community.

Leah Gould



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