THE EDITOR, Sir:
It is unfortunate that your editorial of Friday, October 18, 2013 reflects a skewed and incomplete overview of the financial problems affecting the United States (US) economy at this time. Casting blame on conservative legislators is not just misplaced allegiance, but shows that you have fallen for the one-sided reporting that exists in popular US media; the same that has carried on a slobbering five-year love affair with the most inept president the US has seen since Jimmy Carter.
Here are the facts. You can check them, but please use credible sources:
1 The US debt is unsustainable, and no one in the current US democratic-led government can clearly state how the debt will be paid. If that makes the Conservative Congress extremists (a word akin to terrorists, which has been used by silly democrats), then we ought to lobby for new meanings for the word 'extremists' in every lexicon known to man.
2 The signature health-care legislation of the 'anointed one', has wreaked havoc on the US economy. Many of us in Jamaica have relatives in the States. Do a quick survey and you will get more accurate information on this than CNN, NBC, CNBC, USA Today, or any of the other PR machines of the Democratic Party. They major in the minor in order to help the US president look good at all costs, and vilify the conservatives.
3 It seems that everyone inside or outside this US government without a backbone is prepared to do what the US president wants without question. The few who stand up to him are cast as extremists, demagogues, terrorists, arsonists, etc. If a legislator happens to think that there is something wrong with a directive, edict, or law that is passed, promulgated, or enacted by this president, they are suddenly racists too.
If a black conservative (apparently the worst kind), such as Dr Ben Carson, speaks against anything that this president decides, he is immediately subjected to an IRS audit or any other measure of intimidation to either silence or punish him. I pity America under this president, but please do not sell us the nonsense the democrats have been dishing out. I, for one, know better.
Kingston 10, Jamaica