I want to comment on Wade Heath's column of Oct. 25, expressing his opinion on why he has lost faith in President Obama. Wade, you have a right to an opinion as well as anyone. As I read your comments your facts just didn't jive. What are your sources for news? Your statements sound like sound bites from Fox News.
President Obama has been disrespected more than any other president. You even referred to the president as "this guy." I don't recall you attacking former President Bush about his character, friends or his minister. A study done by Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick developed a survey — the results indicate 51 percent of Americans now express explicit "anti" attitudes of people of color, compared to 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey. We have come a long way, but clearly this study results demonstrate there is a long way to go.
Now I want to correct your comment: "I might give him a pass, but nothing has been accomplished." A lot has been accomplished in the past four years. He created jobs with an economic recovery program creating as many as 3.6 million jobs by cutting taxes, investing in clean energy, keeping teachers in classrooms and protecting unemployment. He rescued the auto industry, saving 1.4 million jobs. There is the Equal Pay for Equal Work Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; improving women's health — 2012 women's preventative services, protecting a woman's right to choose; and making health care accessible and affordable, and prohibiting insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions or canceling coverage when someone gets sick.
The President's plan is to invest in the economy with the money that would otherwise be spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while reducing the deficit by more than 4 trillion over the next decade. Have you forgotten that the worst economic crisis in recent history was inherited by our president from previous administration, along with two unjust wars?
I hope you, Wade, will become inspired and more optimistic, as I'm hoping your future will be better as a result of programs in place to move America forward.