Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Readers Write: The Economy Isn't Rosy Yet, and Islam Is a Religion of Peace Not War

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Readers Write: The Economy Isn't Rosy Yet, and Islam Is a Religion of Peace Not War

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The economy isn't rosy yet

Regarding the Jan. 9 online article "Unemployment down to 5.6 percent: Is 'full employment' finally getting close?" (CSMonitor.com): The Federal Reserve, politicians, and news editors should truly experience this economy before trying to convince us of the rosy images of prosperity. It's a question of integrity and accountability toward us marginally employed who bear the weight as the financial system comes back from teetering on the edge of oblivion because of some thoughtless decisions by those well insulated from poverty.

Since I now work four part-time jobs in an attempt to make my $600 monthly rent payment and put groceries on the table, I guess I am supposed to be convinced that prosperity is here.

We've had enough thoughtless decisions made by those who do not suffer. A good start is to stop prolonging the delayed implementation of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which was recently mandated and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Let's utilize our resources and get the economic momentum going again for everybody, not just the elite who build their wealth and portfolios of collectibles.

Craig MarkowskiFort Lauderdale, Fla. …

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