Letters to the Editor

Personal finances lead the way at voting time

All those rich Democrats out there watching their capital investments grow must be very happy with the way things are going these days with their stock market portfolios.

In the three years since President Barack Obama came into office, the Dow Jones average has risen from the 7,000 to 8,000 range to the 12,000 to 13,000 range. That's a 50-percent increase or better in anybody's language.

Even the financial positions of some rich Republicans must also be benefiting from the Dow's rise. Those of us who are rich Republicans are going to be hard pressed not to vote to maintain a status quo in November so as not to risk shaking the financial tree, even though there are countless things -- outside our wallets -- that Obama does that we abhor.

But money talks, and I have to think of my own financial situation, so I guess I will have to vote for Obama in spite of my other concerns.

Daniel H. Daniels