Jail does not address fundamental problem
I am on no particular side of the jail issue, although I find the Republican infighting hysterical. A larger and nicer holding pen will not address the fundamental problem as I see it anymore than the current outdated jail.
Will a new jail result in stiffer sentences for the criminals who now get a slap on the wrist and are out doing their same crimes against society in a few days or weeks?
Will the new jail be equipped with a swinging door at the back like the current one allowing those sentenced for crimes to immediately exit?
Politicians are not representing citizens
I would like to respond to Mr. Holtzman's letter dated June 2, 2012. First I am very pleased that Mr. Holtzman has been and is presently a very successful businessman, but lacks the empathy for the many who have lost 40 percent of their net worth and in many situations, had to return to the workforce in their 70s and 80s to pay normal household expenses. This is a big problem in America today that the ones with don't see the middle class being eroded.
On the comment about the government's giving preferential treatment to certain businesses for waivers from Obamacare. Mr. Holtzman, "Did you or your accountant apply for a waiver"? If Mr. Holtzman cares to check the Internet, he will observe where 1,372 waivers were granted and less than 100 denied.
Regarding the loss of $535 million with the closing of Solynda Corp.: this stimulus was to foster green jobs notably by the GOP Congress and signed by George W. Bush in 2005. What happened with Chrysler Corp. and The Ford Motor Corp. under Pres. Obama?
Corporate greed and the lack of fiduciary responsibility and proper regulation have let businesses go about their business as usual with complete disreguard for shareholders and homeowners. When was the last time any of these corporate leaders went to jail? We had a neighbor in Florida who had a three-bedroom, two-bath, two-car garage home built in 1990, original cost $91,000, minus the cost of land. This gentlemen went into assisted living and the home sold for $71,000 in 2011.
Mr. Holtzman, please take a good look at your letter. President Obama tried in the very beginning to work with the opposing party, but to no avail. President Obama has been trying to get an infrastructure bill through for two years to put possibly 2 million workers back to work to no avail.
I am listening to both sides and it makes me sick to what is happening in America. As a 33-year-old veteran, we should be ashamed of the direction this country is headed. The politicians are not representing the people, but self interest. Any politician that signed the Grover Norquist pledge should be run out of office regardless of political affiliation. When you want a president to fail means you want the country to fail.