Career politicians

Dear Editor:On June 14, Democratic Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard said that the Republicans had stopped a vote on women's rights to equal pay. The Democratic Congress, under Nancy Pelosi, was the majority for many years until two years ago. Why was there no vote at that time? Where was Ms. Roybal-Allard at that time? On July 5, Ms. Roybal-Allard said that getting "people" back to work needs to be at the top of the priority list. This should be getting "American citizens" back to work. Afterwards, equal pay for women and work for immigrants with work permits could be examined. On June 28, reader Elsa Van Leuvan submmited a letter on double standards, which were mostly facts about the Obama administration. On July 5, reader Lois Rossi attacked Van Leuvan's letter as being a hate-filled rant against Obama and said that Democrats must support this administration. However, Rossi failed to supply any facts that would discredit Van Leuven's letter. On July 5, reader Gregory Barnes wrote about Gabriel Orozco's fictitious resume. First of all, I would ask editor Eric Pierce if any important information was accidentally omitted and further, what was fictitious? I believe what Orozco meant to say that he would work to unite nationalities in Downey to live and work in harmony as American citizens and return Downey back to the high esteem of years past. Orozco is not a career politician like councilmen Mario Guerra or Luis Marquez who care only for their own political agendas and care nothing for the welfare of the city of Downey. Lee Woodfin Downey

********** Published: July 12, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 13