Weatherford Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

After the disastrous mid-term elections, a strong resolve will be needed from Democrats, Green Party and all the 99 percent supportive activist. Now, our main efforts are to block Republicans’ continued greed legislation. I am sorry but I do not call denying global climate warming admirable, neither do I call efforts to roll back environmental protection for American citizens a moral high ground.

I am personally disappointed with the Justice Department using some symbolic fines for curing the wrecking of our economy before and after 2008. The Department made J.P. Morgan Chase pay the largest fine in history, to actually keep Jamie Diamond from talking about the crimes that really took place on the American people. Instead of jailing the criminals in Wall Street, Diamond was rewarded by Wall Street, giving him a $20 million benefit payout. This was a sweeping under the rug of the real devastation and disparity they perpetrated on the American people.

Through the last six years, although the auto industry was save, and a certain recovery in the job market, the overall American individual's incomes and retirements and pensions have not recovered. I just have one question, how does the average American afford a new car, in which the average payments are $500 - $750 a month for six years? The economic collapse has been long and deep.

Due to the last two years of Congressional Republicans vow to obstruct, I hope the people will encourage the president to veto 99 percent of their legislation, and filibuster everything the very same way they have done Democrats. One good thing, this next two years will allow the Tea Party to show their true colors and their extremist agenda.

I still believe the Right Wing politicians efforts -stealing from the poor the disabled and elderly to give to the corporations and the rich - is not a Christian virtue to praise.

Darwin Yeary, Weatherford

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