Letters to the Editor

Obama's speech gives no sign of hope

Listening to President Barack Obama's April 13 speech was exhausting.

He offered nothing of substance, other than the Republicans are bad and so are the rich. Whenever he starts using sentences that begin with "the truth is" or "the facts are," I know that what follows it is probably not the truth and the "facts" are probably not the facts.

I felt sorry for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for having to sit through what was a political attack on him, the fiscal plan he recently presented and all things Republican or conservative in general.

Vice President Joe Biden was right to nap through the speech.

Stan Van Tiem