Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | JANUARY 24, 2014 5:00 AM

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Support Jacobs for Senate

The “American Dream” is often discussed these days. It can mean many different things to many different people. But one thing all Americans can agree on is that we want to opportunity, the chance to achieve our personal American Dreams. But, increasingly fewer Americans are empowered to do so.

U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs nailed it on the head when he said living the American Dream is directly tied to having meaningful, good-paying jobs and opportunities to advance.

He impressed me even more when he made creating jobs and opportunities for all of us in this state. In this primary election, we need to support candidates who have the right priorities — like restoring the American Dream for everyone. And we need candidates to have the vision to help us achieve those priorities.

Jacobs certainly has both. He is the best U.S. Senate Republican candidate to help get this country back on track. I do not want my children and grandchildren to have less opportunity. Like many of you, I want the best for my family and our community.

Please join me in supporting Mark Jacobs for U.S. Senate. He has the experience, vision, and priorities to help all Iowans.

Sam Wampler

Re: Battling wealth addiction

As expressed in a Daily Iowan opinion-page column by Brianne Richson, our nation is faced with “Battling wealth addition.”

Addiction is a pattern of persistent behavior directed toward the acquisition of a reinforcer that provides rather immediate short-term satiation to a degree that it assures repetition of the behavior with frequent enough satiation to maintain the cycle. Via exposure to and acceptance of a dictum of approval of such behavior directed toward supposed satisfaction, people that receive little or no instant gratification, or much long-term satiation, may also exhibit addicted behavior and/or provide such lip-service.

The combination of the above two is what has brought into fashion greed and some acceptance of the hoarding of the nation’s wealth by a few at expense of the declining middle class, working poor, totally destitute and younger generation trying to find their good start in a job that is not rewarding enough to let them much dent payment of educational debt.

The wealth addiction currently being widely ballyhooed as “The American Way” does not well serve the purpose of the form of governance that the Founders set to establish by an American Revolution for them then and their posterity. The new-world family confrontation between the addicted haves and have-nots established a new set of rules.

Sam Osborne

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