State of the White House

Re "Now What?" by Joe Klein [Feb. 1]: President Obama spent a year working within the system to bring change. Wrong choice. Special interests gutted the reform out of the health care, banking and climate-and-energy bills, showing that congressional Democrats are as susceptible to the influence of money as Republicans. The President now understands. After the Massachusetts election, he went over the heads of the system to ask for help in getting action on banking reform. Now it's us vs. Wall Street in a fight to win over our Representatives.

Ray Richardson, GREENFIELD, IND.


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