Facts and opinions

Monday , July 02, 2018 - 5:50 AM

Mr. Dennis Wakefield’s comments of June 28 relative to my letter of June 22 are interesting. He purports to value “facts” over “opinion” yet cites opinion to bolster his argument on the future of the U.S. economy. He quotes Mr. Rugaber (an expert) saying that “persistent uncertainty about tariffs could disrupt some companies’ expansion plans.”

The point of this and other references seems to be that there is uncertainty in some sectors of the economy, not exactly a rare revelation but one that seems to support the proposition that “if all economists were laid end to end they still wouldn’t reach a conclusion.”

Wakefields’ “facts” seem to support the possibility of economic chaos in the coming year or two, a recession or worse, something that some Democrats have openly prayed for. Some Trump-haters would prefer an economic or any other disaster rather than success for Trump.

I congratulate Wakefield on doing extensive research and actually agree with some of the projections he makes; concern about the future of our country whether financially, militarily or the general welfare of 300+ million citizens is a tall order and would be better served with less conflict and more cooperation and involvement of the electorate.

John W. Reynolds

Pleasant View