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Politicians should talk to public about change

2014-04-16T00:00:00Z 2014-04-16T09:46:21Z Politicians should talk to public about change The Billings Gazette
April 16, 2014 12:00 am

A time similar to Theodore Roosevelt’s time: This seems to be the time of stress associated to the development of selfishness and greed brought by everyone wanting more without recognizing the need for reasonable limits. This, coupled by many subgroups fighting for their own cause, helps those who have the most to gain more while those with less continue to fight in subgroups and gain even less, or lose any possible financial gain that would be possible if the subgroups changed to one large group with a united goal.

Oh, well, that's America, the land of the foolish led by those who lack adequate knowledge or experience for the decisions they are involved in making. Seems like history does repeat itself in many respects. I wonder what will be written about this point in time, when responsible decision-making is important — the kind that overcomes inequities, allows for a reasonable tax system requiring those that make more to pay more tax. Allowing people to work together for adequate salaries and benefits that involve straight dollar amounts to help create a balance in increases and offer some control on inflation.

Do the American people have the ability to realistically face the issues and do good decision-making? Will the politicians talk to the people and recognize a need for reasonable, balanced change, then work together for change?

Gary L. Klipstein

Billings

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