I found Nicholas Kristof’s column “America’s broken political system” [Opinion, Nov. 7] to be spot on. How disheartened do Americans have to become before we can transform this out-of-control wrecking ball? Despite approval ratings that are in the cellar, we continue to sustain this highly paid group of bullies and mud wrestlers. We have…More
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Nicholas Kristof’s column in The Seattle Times drew ridiculous analogies between automobile regulation and gun regulation [“Our blind spot about guns,” Opinion, Aug. 2]. Of 30,000-plus deaths each year caused by automobiles, few can be classified as intentional. Moreover, there are no features of automobiles that are intended to cause death. Conversely, discussions of cartridges…More
Republicans seem to have one mission: to thwart President Obama, no matter the issue or his position on it. Columnist Nicholas Kristof is correct in describing foreign policy as a minefield [“Obama’s weakness, or ours?” Opinion, June 26]. Many of the positions or arguments the U.S. used in the past are no longer…More
In his response to Nicholas Kristof’s syndicated column “Are we a nation of takers?” [Opinion, March 29], Wayne Bartz is correct about one thing: the wealthy do need to buy things to grow the economy [“Government assistance: important role for the wealthy,” Northwest Voices, April 2]. To suggest they should only…More
What has happened to our heart?
It is my hope that every legislator, on the state and national levels, will read “Are we a nation of takers?” by Nicholas Kristof [Opinion, March 29].
Congress wouldn’t need to worry about balancing the budget if all the corporate subsidies for private planes, yachts, hedge funds, etc., were eliminated. Congress, where “the majority of members are millionaires,” only talks about cutting food stamps while ignoring the billions of tax subsidies for corporate meals and entertainment. This happens when, according to a Gallup poll, that almost one-fifth of American families struggle to buy enough food to avoid hunger.
What has happened to the “heart” of our great country?
Anne Corley, Mercer Island
Wealthy need to buy things to grow economy
I am astounded by Nicholas Kristof’s incomplete reporting in his Sunday column.
There was a reason for the tax breaks for those who can afford to purchaseMore