Dear American Consequences reader,
We love reading your e-mails… err, most of the time.
I signed up before I realized you voted for Hillary. Dear God. No thank you. Please cancel.
– former reader Anne Hudson
So much for being a “neutral referee”… the Final Word piece at the end of the June issue shows EXACTLY where this magazine stands – square with Donald Trump and his attack on anyone or anything in the bottom 99% of economic America.
I will give your online magazine another couple issues to see if I think it has any value to anyone who isn’t rich and super-rich.
– Joseph Haselberger
Dear Ms. Hudson and Mr. Haselberger,
There’s an old saying to the effect of “You know you’ve reached a fair compromise when everyone is mad at you.” Therefore I’m going to take what both of you say as compliments.
Ms. Hudson, I agree with you that I shouldn’t have voted for Hillary Clinton. I thought it was the tactically necessary and “least worst” option at the time. But now I realize I was wrong, if for no other reason than the Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court appointment.
Mr. Haselberger, I agree with you that Buck shouldn’t have voted for Donald Trump. Trump’s an ignorant, vain, self-centered bully who’s making a laughingstock of the presidency and a mess of his administration.
What I disagree with is my inability to get me to agree with myself. So I’m mad at me, too!
Thus, I conclude that American Consequences is doing a great job at reaching a political compromise (which is more than can be said for Democrats and Republicans).
One more thing, however, Mr. Haselberger. I do think American Consequences has value to those who aren’t rich and super-rich. Partly because I’m not either of those things. But more so because we’re trying to give people insight and information that will help them get rich and super-rich if they so desire. (And one other thing. I sometimes wonder if the reason we don’t see President Trump’s tax returns is because he doesn’t want us to know that he’s not part of the 1%.)
I haven’t looked at the issue itself but I like your letter so I’ll proceed. You made me laugh in the ’70s and you’re still funny today. And I don’t agree with your position on any issue.
– Ed Federenko
Dear Mr. Federenko,
Thank you! I’m glad I made you laugh in the ’70s and am still doing so in my 70s (or almost).
As for not agreeing with my position on any issue… As I explained above, I don’t agree with my position on any issue. Let’s have a beer sometime and argue with ourselves!
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Editor in Chief, American Consequences