Once again Mr. Jack Batson dumps on the reading public a sophomoric essay filled with misrepresentations and distortions of reality. This time, in his letter (Feb. 18, “Federal cuts: Ready, shoot, aim”), he displays more of his profound lack of understanding of events in the real world and of his bias against conservative ideas.
Mr. Batson declares that a recession is “. . . a lack of demand. People don’t buy enough stuff.” Wouldn’t life be wonderful if that simplistic view were true? Does he really think that the recession was caused by lack of demand? Does he understand that lack of demand is a symptom of a recession? Has he explored the ideas that the causes of the recession might be the financial crises we have been mired in for many years or the collapse of one economic bubble after another (dot-com, housing finance, green energy scams, for example)?
Does he even consider that people aren’t buying “. . . enough stuff . . .” because they don’t have enough disposable income, or because they are unemployed and don’t have any income, or because the economic and political climate discourages them from rushing out to “buy stuff?”
As in previous writings, Mr. Batson showed his true colors (at least for as long as he thinks he is on the winning side) and lambasted the Republican Party. He misstated the GOP position on government spending and at the same time neglected to mention that the Democrats steadfastly oppose any real reductions in government spending. He longs for the day when Republicans will “return to the days of old,” which means to him: sit down, shut up and do what the president of the United States, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Richard Trumka and George Soros tell them to do.
Mr. Batson says, “let’s shoot ourselves in the foot.” I recommend that he refrain from such rhetoric and end his childish attacks on anyone who opposes anything from the Democrat bosses.