– Dominick Odorizzi Northridge Political hysteria Re “Can we fix the planet” (Feb. 3): Is it just me, or does anyone else think all this global-warming hysteria is just a vehicle for a certain political agenda? Our big beautiful planet has been going hot and cold for thousands of years. Look beyond the “research” and into political leanings of the global warmers, and you’ll find the real inconvenient truth behind the crisis. – Tom Snyder Chatsworth The Bush economy People in the news media are asking why President George W. Bush doesn’t get more credit for the economy. Maybe it’s because America went from the world’s biggest surplus under President Clinton to the world’s biggest deficit under Bush. Maybe it’s because Bush ran the national debt up higher than all other presidents put together. Maybe it’s because the price of gasoline has tripled, while the minimum wage has stayed the same. Or maybe it’s because this president never gets anything right, so why would we believe he got the economy right? The reason people don’t give Bush credit for the economy is because we just don’t believe it. – Marc Perkel San Bruno Political headache Re “Proposal to ban traditional electric light bulbs” (Jan. 31): Unlike incandescent lights, which most resemble natural lighting, fluorescent lights’ incessant flickering on and off many times per second causes two of my sons and me to suffer intense, persistent headaches. Studies have shown fluorescent lights to be responsible for headaches, dizziness and depression in many people. Will we have to leave California if Assemblyman Lloyd Levine’s dictatorial whims become law? – Mary Horey Northridge Our freshman mayor Re “This mayor’s too big for L.A.” (Viewpoint, Feb. 4): Watching the mayor of Los Angeles is like viewing a freshman college athlete who can’t stay on the bench his first year to learn the basics. He wants to jump immediately into the pros, but he hasn’t accomplished anything yet at the entry level. The mayor needs to be careful he first fulfills the needs of his current job – governing the city with success – before trying to jump to a larger stage. – Dick Venn Oak Park Absolute chutzpah It’s almost amusing to listen to President Bush talk about a balanced budget. This is coming from a man who came into office with an enormous surplus and has taken the country’s budget down the path of ruin. This is the man who has just asked for more than a $2 trillion dollar budget. Where does he think this money is coming from? Is there some secret bank account that will prevent this latest escapade from adding to the already ridiculous deficit? Bush gets the award of the century for absolute chutzpah! – Carolyn Whitehead Canyon Country160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: Can we fix the planet? (Feb. 3): No, we cannot fix the planet. We humans are not responsible for climate changes and never have been. Trying to fix the planet is nonsense. It makes as much sense as having 100 million people stand on the East Coast and try to stop a hurricane by blowing their breath at it. There is no scientific law involved with global warming that can show our Earth is in peril. Therefore, climate models and predictions are not based on solid scientific evidence, only on what some people think might happen. Let’s stick to fixing potholes in our streets.
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