Letters to the Editor

If only we had the money

Health insurance, education, medical/hospital costs, elderly assistance, infrastructure, Social Security, New Orleans, international aid, lack of funding in research, assistance for the disabled, Veterans Affairs, budget cuts across the board in almost every beneficial public service, sub-par armor and equipment for troops on the ground, gas prices, alternative power ... .

Oh, woe is me. If only this country had about $500 billion (http://www.ustreas.gov/) to give us a nice jump-start in relieving us from these issues ... whoops.

Of course, I suppose it would have been considered a waste of time to bring up any of this "nonsense" five years ago.

Allan Spencer