The Herald Bulletin

January 21, 2013

Letter: Wall Street ripped off our middle class

— The price of gas is going up, now that Wall Street is trying to really invest enthusiasm by posting gains daily and predicting future profits. Bah, humbug! It’s all smoke and mirrors and deceit.

The only real for sure profit maker is the price of gas, and the big stock owners own all of that.

I’ll keep my money in the bank here, locally, and at no interest, to keep it safe. At least they can’t steal it from me. I know inflation will eat into me, but one in the hand is better than two in the bush. Better safe, than sorry.

Too many middle-class Americans were ripped off by Wall Street as the Republicans under George W. Bush said no to regulations. They were responsible for the economic collapse of 2007 and ’08, yet not even one CEO of Wall Street ever stepped foot in a courtroom or jail. They even kept their jobs, with outlandish bonuses.

President Obama promised change. Nothing changed! That tells me Obama is playing footsies with the power brokers. So, if you believe in Wall Street and its gang, have at it. Not me. Fool me once, your fault, fool me twice, my fault.

“Trust everybody, tempt nobody.” That’s a motto I learned long ago, and it has served me well.

Ronald K. Jones