Dear President Bush, As you assume the mantle of leadership and begin to set your agenda, I ask that you consider the following facts about the 11 percent of our population that live in poverty. In 1998 and 1999, poor children fell further into poverty than in any year since 1979. Approximately 9.6 million people
Dear President Bush, You have taken the helm of the ship of state, which only recently came through a tough and contentious election. We are grateful for the statesmanship and integrity you showed throughout the campaign and its aftermath. During the campaign you said you were a uniter, not a divider, and you have proven
Dear President Bush, The single most important thing you can do is to demonstrate that the creation of wealth through the vigorous expansion of the free market can be accompanied by public policies that enhance the quality of our lives and provide some measure of fairness. Three engines drive our strong recent economic record: globalization,
Dear President Bush, Congratulations on your election to office. I hope that the United States thrives under your leadership. Although I know that your responsibilities range over a broad spectrum, I would like to ask you to consider one particular area as you plan your work for the next four years: health care and medical
Dear President Bush, The election was close – so close that, as of this writing nearly one month after Election Day, I still don’t know to whom I am addressing this letter. But it wasn’t much of a contest in the Jewish community; polls suggest that an overwhelming majority of American Jews supported the Gore-Lieberman
Dear President Bush, It seems to me, sir, that you have hard work ahead. You’ve talked a lot about bringing the country together, about reaching out to “all Americans.” I’m a Canadian by birth, only recently a United States citizen. I have been delighted to live in a country with a Constitution, since my native
Dear President Bush, Even after the record prosperity of recent years, there are large numbers of people in America who are still left behind economically. Neither you nor candidate Gore spoke much about this in the campaign; you need to address this important subject. Our country is massively wealthier than it was twenty years ago.