To the editor:
In his Saturday Column, Journal-World Editor Dolph Simons asks when will the White House, Congress and the courts come to their senses and follow the public’s wishes? How much change is enough?
It’s enough when the gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” is reduced to acceptable levels. The “have-nots” keep growing. Government hasn’t taken care of them as well as the “haves.” Tax cuts for the rich and Bush’s squandering of the surplus left him put us in this mess.
Simons rants about everything Obama has taken control of and then talks out of the other side of his mouth and asks why he hasn’t controlled our borders. If Bush had controlled banking we would be in better shape today. Wonder what Mr. Simons thinks about that?
Government must take control because oil, banking, auto, housing, health care, environment, student loans and on and on have proved they won’t regulate themselves.
No, everything’s not fine in this country. Nobody’s happy with the way things are. But the “have-nots” are hurting the most and growing by the day. They’re supporting government controls to stop the hemorrhaging and turn things around. They’re not talking out of both sides of their mouths. The ones that didn’t want controls created this mess. I can’t imagine the mess we would be in today if the Republicans were still in power. I pray everyone thinks about this really hard before the next election. It’s time government considered the “have-nots”, because they are the majority, Mr. Simons, not the group you would have us believe.