Re Obamas speech soars, but flies over the Valley (Editorials, Jan. 29): Did we listen to the same State of the Union address? I think not, when the Editorial Board states, "If Obama wanted to do something positive about income inequality, he could do far worse than focus some of his efforts in the Central Valley. He waxes eloquent about injustice and inequality, but follows the money when he visits coastal California, and ignores the other." When President Barack Obama addressed the needs of the poor and his desire to raise the minimum wage and close the growing gap in incomes, he was speaking directly to the most important issue in the Central Valley. We must do something to improve the lot of our working poor here. Obama understands this. Pillorying Obama for being a politician does not further our goals for improving the lives of all the citizens of our valley.
-- Luke Wilson, Sacramento