Re: "Government worsens rich-poor gap" (Viewpoints, Dec. 12): Assemblyman Dan Logue indicates that the problems causing the increasing gap between the rich and the poor is the fault of big government. I agree with his premise that there are too many laws and regulations, but I not sure who he thinks is the government. The government is Logue and the other legislators who passed those laws that he is complaining about. Year after year, our legislators come to Sacramento believing that their job is to legislate and legislate they do, passing hundreds of laws each session. Legislators seem to believe that they must get their name on bills to show that they are working. As the assemblyman suggests, we need fewer laws and regulations, so suggest our legislators make that a priority. They should reduce the number of laws and regulations, not pass more.
-- Robert Rice, Sacramento