Re "Drug tip tied to big insider trade scheme" (Page A1, Nov. 21), "Stakes are high for striking Wal-Mart workers" (Viewpoints, Nov. 21) and "Norquist, keeper of tax Pledge: The answer is still 'no'" (Viewpoints, Nov. 21): Need evidence of forces working against those in the middle class and how the deck is stacked against them?
The SEC is investigating hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors and its former manager for insider trading, which netted the manager more than $9 million. Dana Milbank tells how Grover Norquist, the potentate of the GOP, confidently predicted that Mitt Romney would win and that the GOP would win a majority in the Senate, consolidating a "Republican government", which would then rework entitlement programs. Who needs these entitlement programs?
According to John Logan, almost half of Wal-Mart associates make less than $10 an hour, with many of them relying on public assistance as well as their wages to support their families.
However, according to Margaret Bengs, a war is being waged against the rich, the successful and the evil 1 percent. But then who is winning this supposed war?
-- Robert Chew, Sacramento
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