Friday, March 27, 2009

As a nation, will we fall, or pick ourselves up and do what's right?‏

The misdeeds of Madoff, and the bonuses given out to past and present employees of the insurer American International Group are obscene forms of betrayal and greed. In the eyes of the world, the land of freedom has become the land of greed. In the months and years to come let's hope the new leader of the free world will help get back some of the trust we once had. A country losing trust is like a sinking ship running out of patches.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Encouraged by Obama's address to Congress

The following letter was published on March 1, 2009 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

I felt President Obama's speech to the joint session of Congress Feb. 24 projected a leader in charge with a hands-on approach.

His vision was of substance and direction. His repair package for the recession (the stimulus package), in my opinion, could very well revive the economy and spur confidence. Unlike the Republican response from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, President Obama's speech represented a change from the same old approach we have witnessed in the past eight years.