To the editor:
I am writing this in response to your front-page article in the Sept. 19 edition. How can "Bad gets Worse" for Romney when he was only stating the truth. Forty-seven percent of the American people do receive some sort of government subsidy, though many of these cannot be considered victims.
But if you want worse, I'll give it to you. Worse are the unemployment figures that don't go down. Worse are the 43 million people now on food stamps. Worse is the second recent downgrade by Moody's of our financial status as a nation. Worse is that we are $16 trillion in debt and the Fed just keeps printing money. Worse is the young men and women who graduate from college and are unable to find work except in a convenience store or as burger flippers.
Worse is ... I could keep up the litany but why? All one has to do is research on the web or just look around to see what is really happening to this country. Keep in mind that Chris Dodd (D) and Barney Frank (D) were in charge of the committees in Congress that oversaw financial regulation in the two years prior to the "financial meltdown." They did nothing to turn the tide even when there were plenty of warning signs.
Justice Souter, now retired, declared that "pervasive civic ignorance" was the worst danger to this country. Dig for the facts and make your decisions based on those facts and not on the hyperbole from either side of the argument.
GAIL M. TOBIN