Letters to the Editor

Standing up to criticism of statements in prior letter

Thank you for the opportunity to address your criticisms. I will stick by everything I said, and if you must quote me, at least get it right.

I did dispute your 54 percent in a Quinnipiac poll as many others did who wrote after I did. I went on to say “Polls are good, but they must be true.” In this case that was not true. That figure was nowhere to be found.

You never addressed the $1.2 trillion in debt that we now have and the complete failure of the elite 12, chosen by the president to come up with some cuts that would help alleviate this problem.

As far as the occupiers are concerned, I will continue to assert my belief that these people are not the cream of the crop and are being used by other organizations as fodder. I know you have seen them being kicked out only to leave behind a ton of trash.

The United States of America is a capitalist country. Business has run our economy as long as I can remember and we have always done pretty well.

I heard the president making his usual little speech after the fundraiser in New York City; he said hope and change could not be done in four years and he would need another four to accomplish this task ... over my limp form!

I am not going to play tit for tat here as you will never change your opinions nor will I. I will say again “Americans know what is wrong, not with our country, but with our leadership.”

Joan Shirey

East Manatee