Buck stops with Obama
Re: Dale McFeatters’ Oct. 29 column, “Friends don’t spy on friends”: So President Barack Obama now claims he didn’t know that the NSA was tapping the phones of 35 world leaders. Are you kidding me?
I’m trying to figure out what is worse: Obama not knowing or if Obama is lying about it? If Obama wants to know what’s going on at the NSA he should call up Edward Snowden and ask him. Seems that Snowden knows more about NSA spying than the president, and that’s pathetic.
Marc Perkel, Gilroy, Calif.
Who defends the constitution?
Re: Daniel Howes’ Oct. 29 column, “Snyder rejected pension fund conditions”: The reality is we have a Michigan Constitution.
The reality is Gov. Rick Snyder works under the Michigan Constitution and for it and the people. Snyder’s reality, though, is to not do so.
He could have, and was warned to, follow the constitution. Instead he looked for ways to break it.
Snyder does not work for the people of Michigan and its constitution. Snyder works for his own judgment and far right ideology.
Some 80-year-old firefighter living on a fixed income is not as important to Snyder as his banking buddies. But he is to me.
Shelly Lynch, Roseville
The weight of history
It is clear to any right-thinking person that Synder and the Republican party are the cause of all the problems in Detroit. We all know that under the caring eye of Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and 50 plus years of Democratic rule in Detroit that there were no real issues in Detroit. It was only when Snyder came to office that he forced Detroit into this untenable situation. Oh and of course President George W. Bush did his share to make sure that Detroit failed.
Walter Konarzevski, Detroit
Let Detroit save itself
I can’t believe how much advocating goes on in the online comments that the state of Michigan should pick up the tab for poor management on Detroit’s part.
Kevin Hobert, Macomb
Sure, blame Gov. Rick Snyder for being elected to lead this state back from the brink, and last I looked Detroit is still part of the state of Michigan.
What it all sounds like is that the politicians who run the city want to secede from the state, which would leave them all to fend for themselves.
Don’t you people realize here that business has been done in the back rooms this way since time immemorial? Did you really think it was going to change?
Lewis Soldatek, Warren