Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

July 25, 2012

Training humans; don’t blame Bush

— — In response to the recent letter about Mr. Shott’s column, the writer should be reminded that while not all animals are human, all humans are definitely animals. And just like Pavlov’s dog, humans can be, and often are, trained to respond in certain ways to certain stimuli, especially when it comes to money. Most people know that the typical response to being given something for free is “What you gave me is great, now give me more.”

Now I don’t know about Mr. Bush being “ of America’s richest presidents,” as I imagine that, compared to “the common man” of the time, Mr. Washington and Mr. Jefferson were pretty darn wealthy, but the writer should take off his blinders and admit that it was Mr. Clinton who allowed Osama Bin Laden to take down the Twin Towers by not having enough chutzpah to take out ol’ Bin back in the ’90s when the opportunity was offered up to him on a platter. (And I do wonder when, oh when, will Mr. Bush stop being blamed for everything?)

As for “...all the Americans Bush hurt,” what has Obamanomics done for anyone? Is another $7 trillion in debt (and growing) a good thing for anybody? And how about all the tax burden placed on those same Americans by the “You’ve-got-to-pass-it-before-you-know-what’s-in-it” Pelosicare Act?

Alan Light


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