President or Superman?

Dear Editor:I was amazed to learn how much power one man can have in this country. ("Obama: Changing America," Letters to the Editor, 7/15/10) I had no idea that the president was responsible for legislation dealing with taxes, healthcare and immigration, as well as budget deficits, recessions and major oil spills. It's curious, though, that there is no mention of the 535 elected officials (members of Congress) whose job it actually is to pass legislation or the oil company whose job it is to use reasonable caution. By the way, our constitution does not allow the president to pass any laws. I am neither Obama's greatest fan nor his harshest critic, but it should be obvious that he inherited most of our problems. The fact that he hasn't been able to magically correct them merely indicates that he's the president, not Superman. - Pat Ray, Downey

********** Published: July 22, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 14