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Sat., April 19, 2014

Disaster visits unneeded

I have been reading with interest all the letters to the editor from President Obama haters about his visit to Oso and the disaster there. I submit that if he didn’t come, they would be criticizing him for that, too. Seems like nothing he can do is right in some people’s eyes. That goes for past presidents, also. Remember President George W. Bush’s flyover of Hurricane Katrina?

That being said, I couldn’t agree more with the premise of their criticism. Every time we have a disaster in this country, whether it is natural or man-made, I see no reason why the president must spend all that money to come and visit in person when he can learn what is necessary from the experts, the news and video shots. The money saved could then be used toward help for the victims or reconstruction.

I have thought that for many years now and it didn’t just start with this president. It seems like it is always done for political reasons, as are most things that our politicians do.

Judy Layton

Spokane



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