The letter from Lee Becker was followed by one that managed to entirely miss Rodgers’ point about the damage that big government is doing. It’s not that those who are already wealthy are suffering, but that government economic meddling makes it harder for them to continue to innovate and expand. The damage is done to people who are not wealthy but would have more opportunities to get wealthy (or at least wealthier) if it weren’t for the government’s attack on free enterprise. Here’s the letter:

I hear this kind of complaining almost weekly in the country club locker rooms and bars, where all of these oppressed high-income whiners get off the golf course, pay for overpriced drinks, complain about President Obama, get into their luxury cars and drive to their plush, oversized homes.

Lawrence J. Goldstein

Larchmont, N.Y.