Letters to the Editor

Who should be blamed for nation’s problems

Many people are disappointed in our president and his job performance, but he does deserve the respect as the president. There are things he promised to do that did not get done, not all of it his fault. Come on, people, how can you blame him for all the unemployment and other things in the United States?

What about the mayors of cities and the governors of states? Don't they have some control over what happens in their cities and states? Don't they have the responsibility of protecting jobs for their citizens and constituents? Don't they have control over their budgets? How many of them have given themselves pay increases or pay cuts? Talk to people in the hardest hit states about their leaders then ask yourselves these questions before placing blame.

What about technology? Just to name a couple, let's start with the post office. You do not have to mail bills or write family and friends thanks to the computer; jobs lost. Most companies do not have customer services any more, you talk to a machine; jobs lost. Many times when you talk to a person they are not in the United States and you cannot understand them nor can they understand you. That is outsourcing.

Think about this: How many more jobs would have been lost if not for the auto and bank bailouts? Realize one thing: job loss has a trickle down effect. It causes job loss to businesses that are connected. Job gains have a trickle up effect. All the businesses can rehire people they had to let go.

Now if all these politicians had ways to create jobs, why are they making people wait until after the election? They have been saying they can do this for months, but has it been done? No. Politicians tell you what they think you want to hear, but as intelligent people we need to weed out the facts and the truths before we place the blame or make decision. Do the homework.

The writer lives in Conway.