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Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | MARCH 14, 2014 5:00 AM

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Re: The IOUs are piling up

The huge debt the average Americans got stuck with and which constitutes revenues shifted into the grasping hands of the hoarders of the nation’s wealth came when the nation stopped paying its bills via Ronald Reagan’s trickledown economics, which was made worse under Bush-Cheney. When their Secretary of the Treasury Paul Henry O’Neill openly stated the policy was a national disaster, Cheney publicly countered, “Reagan proved deficits don’t matter.” And O’Neill was fired within the month.

Every dollar of what has become the debt went someplace, and that someplace has been to a few at the expense of the many that constitutes a declining middle class, working poor, totally destitute and younger generation finding it difficult to get promising jobs that will let them much dent their educational debt.

While this huge shift of wealth has occurred, the nation has neglected building the energy and transportation infrastructure for a new age of free enterprise for all, and freedom from the imperialist of international oil and the rationing of opportunity by those that want more of the same favoritism at the expense of the Americans people.

The forgoing letter calls for more of the same kind of disastrous policy that has, over the past three decades, ground down the American Dream and neglected the people. Trickle down has not worked and it will not work.

Sam Osborne

Re: End abstinence-only education

And miss a Catholic minority trying to impose its rules on the entire population? No way.

Catholic orders and hospitals should operate in a secular world act like a secular business, but they are allowed to exist as privileged entities with special rules.

Joseph Haga

I agree. During the advent of school “sex education,” a friend was dinner host to would-be clients.

My friend’s two young sons interrupted dinner with excited debate over the correct pronunciation of "penis." My friend later lamented, "Why can’t these kids learn about sex where I did? In the street."

Ross Rayner


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