The Haves & Have-Nots (Feedback)

by Randy Oates  on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 12:00 am  

Bart Hester

I no longer live in my home state of Arkansas but continue to enjoy reading Arkansas Business. Thanks for Editor Gwen Moritz’s comments on the private option (“In the Meantime, Sen. Hester…,” Jan. 27).

It is most disappointing, as the middle class declines and the gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” widens, that there are still elected officials who believe “it is not the government’s role to provide for able-bodied people.”

I’m afraid the political party of “no” no longer cares what happens to the unfortunate 47 percent of Americans who, according to that party’s leader, we should ignore. A society of a few rich and many poor is headed for serious problems.

Randy Oates
Punta Gorda, Fla.



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