I commend Harry Zelinka for his diligent historical research into the cause of our current economic situation (Letters: “Bush is to blame”). In his defense of President Obama, he provides a timeline of actions and events that clearly lays the responsibility for our fiscal crisis at the feet of George W. Bush.
Although I was already inclined to accept Mr. Zelinka’s argument, I believe he has a long way to go if he wishes to “preach” to anyone other than the choir. I came to that conclusion when I read the letter following Mr. Zelinka’s entitled, “Ignoring laws.” The writer, after observing a woman bringing her non-service dog into a supermarket, was thoroughly convinced that her violation of the law was directly traceable to the example set by the president’s alleged disregard for our country’s laws. Somehow, I don’t think a person who blames the President of the United States for the actions of a local scofflaw will listen to a reasoned argument about the source of our country’s problems.
JOHN PATRICK O’SHEA