Letters to the Editor

Not such a dark side

Your Feb. 27 headline, "Fiscal forces put U.S. in a bind," is an ironic contrast to FDR's 1933 proclamation, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Unemployment hovered at 30% plus in 1933.

I was checking world unemployment on the Internet recently. Germany and France are celebrating 7.8% unemployment. Both of these countries have suffered higher than 10% unemployment for the past five years -- ah, socialism, the workers' paradise.

The U.S. figure was 4.9% for January. Too bad The Bee continues to print the dark side, even in the best of times.

Keep it up, we may get what you wish for.

David Leue

Clovis

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