Letter: Reeder, O'Shea, etc., leave her colder than windchill


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Posted Online: March 06, 2014, 12:00 am
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Winter mornings have not been that appealing the past few months. Snow, shoveling, freezing temps. What is worse than this cold weather, however, are some of The Dispatch's editorial writers, syndicated columns, and letters to the editor.

Nothing like spoiling my morning coffee seeing Charles Krauthammer or John D. O'Shea on the editorial page. And Scott Reeder. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan was right to label Reeder a lobbyist for an Illinois conservative group rather than a member of the press.

These writers speak for the tightfisted, stingy folks who will not recognize that causes like government-created jobs and continuing long-term unemployment compensation are necessities. Constant harping about bringing down our debt ceiling entirely before spending money for much-needed programs denies what most recognized economists like Nobel Prize winning Paul Krugman believe.

This country is not in danger of going under. We are strong and a world leader respected much more now than in the recent past administrations. Our credit is good. We can continue funding early education and SNAP, to name a few excellent government services, without harming our economy.

Seeing falsehoods perpetrated by local people in letters to the editor condemning President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Act, famous do-gooder, community organizer Saul Alinsky and many progressive plans are much more difficult to take than a 10 degree below zero windchill factor. Where do these folks get their "information?"

I suggest a regular dose of the New York Times, NPR, and PBS would give them a more accurate and unbiased picture of what is going on than what they now have.

Rita Coyne,
Moline















 



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