2012-03-01 / Letters

Wants to set the record straight

Sherry Jensen’s rambling Feb. 16 letter, “Stop believing lies of the super-rich,” against the conservative super- rich, climate deniers and CEOs made me chuckle and also forced me to have a rambling response.

As I’m writing this letter, President Obama is meeting with the super-rich from Los Angeles on his way to amassing $2 billion in contributions for his fall campaign.

He is awash in multimillionaires, along with his cadre of billionaires such as George Soros and Warren Buffet.

Considering that 70 percent of Wall Street campaign donations go to Democrats (as of late 2011), progressives such as Sherry do a good job of characterizing the super-rich as mostly conservatives while the real numbers are more balanced, with super-rich representing and supporting both parties.

Climategate is still alive as professors from MIT, Princeton, Boston, University of East Anglia (and many others), plus NASA scientists are beginning to question global warming and especially alarming predictions that might now be changing from warming to cooling.

CEOs irritate most everyone but saw their fortunes erode in the ’08 market crash, and hordes of regulators under Barney Frank totally missed the bundled securities and elaborate schemes that led to the ’08 debacle.

Now the same persons are going to regulate us to death to make up for their own malfeasance.

Mitt Romney made much of his money himself, while Democrats such as John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys and Feinstein all married or inherited their fortunes.

While the liberal press allows nonsensical statements from persons like Sherry to go unchallenged, it is incumbent upon persons like myself to help set the record straight.

I’m sure this will not be the last time I’ll have to do this.

Tom Reilly
Thousand Oaks

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