amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Another question about the chimp cartoon
Suppose Travis the chimp had been shot dead two months ago. Would the New York Post have run this same cartoon while President Bush whom some called Chimp was pushing his stimulus bill? The Post should realize, intentional or not, the racial overtones of the cartoon and the implication of assassinating Obama.
Â Melanie N. Lee, Corona
Cartoonist, Post meant no harm
When I saw the cartoon in the NY Post, I thought the cartoonist was lambasting the Democrats in congress for their poorly written legislation. As a white person, perhaps I am not hypersensitive to the slights felt by African-Americans, but to assume that the cartoonist meant to portray Obama (who I support) as a chimp is wrong. Obama may work to get a bill written, but he doesnt write it. Black people may see it as an insult, but it was not designed as such.
Â Allen Aigen, Staten Island
Job growth should be Obamas priority
The U.S. needs to put Americans back to work. My first move if I were Obama would be to suspend dividends if a company outsources labor or imports. Tariffs on imports should be at least 200 percent because Americans are not working. Lastly the income tax paid should be raised 100 percent. Will it collapse the stock market initially? Yes. Will it recover the American economy? Yes. Jobs bring taxes, spending and paying of bills.
Pat Rauch, The Bronx