Letters to the Editor

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009

Real news ignored

Your paper never ceases to amaze me. With the president and Congress illegally seizing the economy, The Spokesman wasted space to discuss PETA’s protest that the president killed a fly (June 18). Did such a story really deserve to be in your paper, let alone on page A2?

Meanwhile, you have ignored the real issues. Congress forces the American taxpayer to pay into bankrupt Social Security, yet exempts itself from Social Security and forces taxpayers to pay their retirement benefits for life. The president demands executives forgo large salaries if their businesses lose money, yet he oversees the largest budget deficit in history while earning $400,000 per year and forces taxpayers to pay $250,000 to take his wife on a date.

Why have you not carefully examined these and other vital issues? If incompetence were a virtue, you would be without sin.

Geoff Swindler


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