In response to Matthew Gay's letter of Nov. 13, 2012
A quote from your letter, Benjamin Franklin said, "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." What do you think the eight years of the great Bush-Cheney debacle was all about. Bush actually had the NOAA weather experts report edited before it could be made known to the public. The rich keep the airwaves full of this anti-green, anti-global warming chatter. They didn't do it because they cared about our country. All they cared about was all the profit they could get without having to take care of business, saving our planet (for everyone).
People are finally waking up to all their (for the 1 percent) hate and fear mongering, just so they can get money for nothing (all those Bush era tax breaks for the 1 percent). The deficit is a problem that needs fixing, and most will agree. The RW'ers always talk about how it will affect our children and our grandchildren, a reasonable fear. But with their tunnel vision and short memories they need to be taking care of the warming of our planet. This is where the big dollars will need to be spent, e.g. Storm Sandy. This is just one storm of many more to come that will cause pain, hardships, death, and destruction like never before. For once think about everyone and not just "I", "me", and "mine."