I am disgusted as I read about the hotshot bankers who make the big bucks because they “need extra money to be motivated” (12/22, A-1, “Banks in bailout gave big rewards”). Is this still America? Do we still have a collective soul?
I think of the thousands of workers whose daily efforts keep the country going and who do not always quit at quitting time if there are still people to be served. Do the hotshot bankers think they are more intelligent and deserving than the teachers, social workers, nurses and other caregivers who chose to enter a service profession despite the lower pay?
And what of the people who are overseeing the bailout? Does U.S. law not provide the clout to hold accountable the recipients of the bailout money that taxpayers were told would salvage the country’s economy?
In less than a month, a new administration will take over. Will the hope of the campaign carry over past Jan. 20 in the face of so much brokenness in America? Hopefully, Washington will take its cue from the middle class. Those at the top are too far removed from the reality of the rest of us to be of much help.