Responsibility has gone broke

John Burbank’s Wednesday column, “Money needed to rescue Basic Health is out there,” is anything but realistic!

First he says, “we are not broke, or even close.” No, we may not be broke, but our burden of debt is overwhelming and irresponsible, both as individuals and as local, state and federal governments.

What he would like to see is the “rich” pick up the tab for the health-care deficits just because they have more money than we do (us middle classers). Does he think that these rich guys just stick their wealth under the mattress or roll around in a mountain of it? These are the ones who create jobs and help people keep their jobs by investing in all kinds of financial activities.

If Burbank was rich, I think the tune he is playing might be a different one.

Frankly, we need a complete tax code overhaul, the feds to quit messing with the economy, and we need to reduce the fraud and waste in all governments. And finally, I think that John need a basic course in “Finances 101.” The free enterprise system works and has for over 200 years.

Roy Anderberg
Arlington

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