Just a few comments on money issues concerning the U.S. economy:
To help ''save money,'' let's reduce the workweek of Federal Aviation Administration controllers by one day of pay each pay period. Great idea as we saw the results of that cost cutting move.
How about our representatives in D.C. take a sequestered pay cut comparable to the one they proposed to the working class?
Secretary of State John Kerry (Vietnam vet AND Medal of Honor award winner) just pledged $100 million in aid to Syrian refugees. I guess our own veterans are not considered needy of aid nor are the residents of West Texas and the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy.
Why can't the American taxpayer vote on these issues? I know, it would take too long to get an issue on the ballot and risk being defeated by the American taxpayer.
Last but not least, our president goes to Austin, Texas, talking about job creation in the United States but fails to mention the contract awarded to Brazil to make U.S. military aircraft; a country that is harboring an alleged murderer of a local U.S. Air Force combat pilot.
I'll stop now.
-- Fred J Eichhorn, Newton Falls