Our financial lives
Now we discover that 40 percent of the nation's population has had its sensitive financial information compromised because Equifax, one of the three major credit tracking companies, failed to protect that information from being hacked.
The credit bureaus are not answerable to anyone. They respond to people at a snail's pace, and they do not care enough about the gravity of customer information to guard it against criminal intrusion.
There is definitely a need for careful scrutiny and investigation of these entities that hold such power over our financial lives.
Let's take a glance at some of the recent criticisms of President Trump in this letters to editor column. He was not appointed by God. Very true. He was elected by our nation's laws, which some progressives still cannot believe.
Since he was elected, stock markets are at record highs, the national debt has decreased, while more than one million jobs have been added. (President Obama lost 3.8 million jobs in his first six months.)
So if progressives cannot believe Trump was elected, their 401(k) plans can and are thriving.
Another letter demands impeachment because the president said what this writer regards as naughty things.
I think the American populace might be more impressed by nearly twice as many home sales as the same period compared to President Obama.
The U.S. Manufacturing Index is soaring, illegal immigration is down nearly 70 percent and our allies are spending $10 billion more dollars to support NATO. No more Uncle Sap.
Finally another writer tells us that a "Buy American" campaign is an inane campaign. If we cannot take pride in our own skills and abilities as a nation, maybe it is time to throw in the towel.
What I like instead is an unemployment rate that is steadily declining and a regulatory climate that is untangling small business from inane paperwork and costs.