Hey, nice try, Ken Peterson of Camas. His Dec. 5 letter "Spending is our nation's problem" was pretty convincing, but the .com in his recommended website — instead of .org — was the giveaway. That and the fact that you can lower your phone bill, buy gold and clothes from Talbots, and retire securely thanks to the website.
At this juncture in our nation, we need serious, grown-up conversation about our problems, not misinformation. I tried to find some info about our tragic, trillion-dollar-plus war in Iraq, but through the miracle of double-entry bookkeeping, I found none.
When someone states facts or numbers, credibility is everything. When the website lists The Heritage Foundation as its source of facts and numbers, all credibility goes out the window.