Letters to the Editor

Government by lobby

It seems that our politicians have invented a new type of government and they are unwilling to work to change it.

We see special tax breaks going to the oil companies while they report very high record profits. We see the Medicare prescription bill being written with great input from the pharmaceutical companies and George W. Bush saying that he will veto any attempts at legislation to require government to negotiate prices with the drug companies. We see the billions being wasted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of natural disasters and more billions being siphoned off by various companies in Iraq.

This new type of government should be called a lobbyarchy.

Casper Wilhelm