amNewYork letters to the editor
Critics comment violates equal opportunity act
Re Mrs. Os fashion critic slammed, Jan. 29: Amnau Eeles comment about Michelle Obama not hiring a black designer, the last time I checked, hiring someone based on race is a violation of the equal opportunity act.
Pattie Spuma, Bayonne, N.J.
Government can close Americas class gap
We have to get away from the Reaganite mantra that taxes are bad and government is the problem. Not the solution! In our daily lives we know we have to pay for the things we want. Well, taxes are what we pay to get the things we need from government. It is the cost of living in a democratic society. What is wrong now is that the disparity in the distribution of wealth between the richest and the poorest is the greatest it has ever been! We have to change that, and a fair and equitable tax policy is the answer. We cant live on our national credit card anymore.
Gerrie Blum, Manhattan
Obamas promises broken already
Its becoming clearer every day that our new president has no intention of cooperating with the Republicans and putting an end to politics as usual, as he promised in his campaign and inauguration. His bipartisan meetings so far are for show only, and his stimulus package is a typical Washington pork party. The change we were promised is nothing more than which party gets to hold the strings.
Michael Chimenti, Oakland Gardens