Private industry has the answer
Re “Income inequality gets worse in America’s cities” (The Numbers Crunch, Foon Rhee, Jan. 23): Foon Rhee suggests that Bernie Sanders might have some good thoughts on income inequality. It seems the last time government tried to bolster the economy in a major way President Franklin D. Roosevelt turned a recession into a depression. The money used was taken out of the working part of the economy.
That is why most people have learned over the years that socialism does not work for very long. Income equality will happen when our economy is driven by productive, private industry employment, like in the past prosperous periods.
Greig Nakamoto, Lincoln
Where is outrage over inequality?
Thanks to Foon Rhee for the factual reporting on income inequality. The numbers are appalling! This is like the tension building under the San Andreas Fault – it cannot go on indefinitely. His next assignment is to explain why so many Americans passively accept this gross injustice and continue to elect those that perpetuate the toxic inequality.
I live in Rocklin, with a tea party congressman who opposes the social programs that can relieve much of the suffering of so many Americans. Why is there no political penalty for siding with the 1 percent? I remain dazed and confused, and hope there is no repeat of 1789.
Jim Kalember, Rocklin
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