Letters: Goldman Sachs, traffic tickets, low wages, Trump’s contributions

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 6:13 PM

From the beginning, the point has been missed that there are many homeowners who lost a tremendous quantity of equity in their homes due to the mortgage meltdown.

Letters: Goldman Sachs, traffic tickets, low wages, Trump’s contributions

Here’s a map for Goldman Sachs

Re (Editorials, April twelve): The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board is exact in saying that the score isn’t settled. From the beginning, the point has been missed that there are many homeowners who lost a tremendous quantity of equity in their homes due to the mortgage meltdown.

Some of us stayed in our homes, never missed a payment and are still waiting for the investment that we lost to arrive back. What should've happened is the lenders should write down all mortgages based on the percentage of equity/cost that's been lost.

Obviously, the huge banks can afford this. Even after the fines, they're still raking in enormous profits. It's time to address the loss suffered by every homeowner, not just those who got themselves into bad mortgages.

Tickets deserved for law breakers

Re (Capitol & California, April eleven): Jeremy B. White’s article about traffic stops suggests a piece of Carmichael and S Sacramento have proportionately higher traffic tickets written to Latinos and African Americans. They obtain the tickets because they deserve them.

If a DUI checkpoint stops a driver who can’t produce a authorized license, registration and proof of insurance, a ticket is earned. I’ll bet the people in those areas are pleased to look law enforcement in their neighborhood controlling law breakers.

If you don’t abide by the law, obtain off the road, but don’t blame police for profiling since they should patrol where more crime, accidents and emergencies occur.

Low salary similar to slavery

Re (The Numbers Crunch, April nine): The harangues against raising the minimum wage are exasperating, yet revealing, of the prejudicial dogmas that survive the generations.

The Elderly S long bellowed that its economy couldn’t exist without slavery – until it did. The grand-stepchild of that nonsense is wage slavery, a more acceptable, if not subtle, bondage for today’s poor.

The service industries and restaurant chain employers aren't mom-and-pop enterprises, but corporations with well-compensated management and shareholders expecting dividends. Their employees, many of whom in this economy will spend their lives there, deserve adequate compensation.

Tiny business deserves focus, too

Trying to recruit and maintain members is always challenging for nonprofit organizations. I recently looked at reasons given by those who dropped membership in our organization, CA Foundation for Monetary Responsibility, since two thousand eight for ideas on what we can do better.

I was startled to discover the top reason given for dropping membership was financial hardship. Many are number longer in business. I could perceive the pain of economic failure just by reading their notes. Even our largest former members – Campbell Soup, Chevron, Farm Bureau – recently dropped membership due to belt-tightening policies.

Tiny businesses are becoming extinct. Large businesses are teetering, too. Lawmakers should focus equally on workers and employers when considering minimum wage increases and expensive work law regulations.

What about Clinton’s charities?

Re (Page 1A, April eleven): I'm not a Trump supporter, but presently that The Bee has printed a hit peace on Donald Trump’s charity contributions written by The WA Post, when can I expect to look a similar article about Hillary Clinton’s contributions, which also arrive from foundations?

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