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