Daily Letters

A selection of letters received.


August 10, 2004

A world of trouble

Dear George:

I am wondering why you don't do something about our dependence on foreign oil. We have plenty of oil right here and there are those standing in the way of some of it's drilling. We are nearing a depression and it is mostly being caused by high costs of fuel. We need to forget about protecting wild life areas and get started producing our own oil. I believe it OPEC was served such a notice, it would be more inclined to be reasonable. I also think that Iraq should be trading us oil for services and supplies that we are sending them. These high prices at the pump have to stop because the middle to lower income people are doing without things and food in order to keep gasoline in their tanks. Also, they the poor crowd will be unable to heat their homes under these conditions.

I have not heard one word from either candidate about this problem and I believe you ought to be the first one to immediately address it on a coast to coast T V broadcast. Please Mr. President, do something for the poor.

There are so many other ways that could bring about a big change in the lives of the American people. Just to mention one, the cost of money is way out of control. There ought to be a way to force Interest rates to come down as did the Mortgage rates. No one should be allowed to charge more than 2% Interest for any type of credit. Some are charging as much as 20%. This in my opinion is the main reason for the world's financial problems. One word sums it up. GREED. Beat Kerry and show your support for these problems that face most Americans.

I think also that gouging at the pumps should be made Illegal. Here around the tri-state are, they all seem to belong to a plan to rise the price on gasoline as much as 20% from the middle of the week until the following week and it takes them sometimes two weeks to get it back to where it was. This happens every week and should be stopped. I will be giving you my support and good wishes for the election and hope you win it, as I don't like Catholics in government because in my opinion they are against God and should have no place in our government, and not only that, but we are in a world of trouble that you are already familiar with and I don't think he could handle.

Thanks for reading. Best wishes.

Age 75
Amelia, OH


No planet left behind

Dear George:

The BIG picture: it's the environment, stupid.

The solutions to our environmental problems aren't Republican or Democrat issues. It's not good environment = bad economy. Environmental sustainability isn't a liberal or conservative issue. It's not right or left. It surrounds right and left. It surrounds everything.

Think of is this way:

The economy is a subset of the environment. The environment is NOT a subset of the economy. As the environment goes, so goes the economy, only sooner.

Increasing our fossil fuel consumption to favor your corporate contributors while allowing $100,000 tax credits for Hummers and ignoring global warming, now there's a plan indicative of the other environmental misdeeds you have done with your corporate controlled administration.

We could be almost four years into a World War II scale effort to create renewable energy technology, become net energy EXPORTERS and tell OPEC to go pound sand. Instead of buying billions of dollars of foreign oil we could be employing millions of Americans and selling billions of dollars of solar panels and wind generators and fuel cells.

I have a plan for you: No Planet Left Behind. I know you and your fossil fuel buddies are will be heading to Mars with the new NASA program you announced in January. Have a nice trip. The golf should be really good there, not much wind resistance and less gravity.

In the mean time, I wonder why what you are doing to Mother Nature and the rest of us here on Planet Earth is not a more impeachable offense than Bill Clinton's peccadilloes?

You are screwing us and the planet big time, Tex, but you can't beat Mother Nature. She's got us all by the short hairs, thanks to you.

This, Mr. President, shall be your legacy: enviroidiot. The next president will hopefully be the one to save the planet. At the rate we are going, he won't have a choice.


Age 56
Franklin County, Tennessee


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