NO DOUBT that among the 81 percent of Americans who expressed displeasure with the government in the poll that Jeff Jacoby cited in his Sept. 28 column are those who believe in a strong, active government and are fed up with a too-eager-to-compromise administration and a highly partisan Congress.
When the right wing uses the term “class warfare,’’ the innuendo is that it is a commie plot or, at least, socialism threatening our way of life. There is a war on the middle class, and the weapons are corporate money and lobbyists infiltrating the halls of Congress.
In voting for President Obama many of us had hoped for a Winston Churchill to fight this war on our way of life, but instead we got a Neville Chamberlain. In spite of my disappointment in Obama, I will vote for him once again. But he needs a backbone, and who could be better at reinforcing his spine than Elizabeth Warren, sitting in the Senate with a strong voice and high ideals.
JEFF JACOBY (“Entrepreneurs don’t deserve the professor’s ire’’) misunderstands Elizabeth Warren. She is not angry at entrepreneurs. She is angry at those who cry socialism whenever any attempt is made to raise taxes on wealthy corporations or wealthy individuals in order to balance the budget.