What about inequality? | Letter

One drawback with having so much of the media controlled by billionaires is that problems and concerns that affect millions of Americans get very little coverage.

Inequality is more and more being recognized as possibly the one big problem behind much of the unrest in the world, yet reporters are not looking at why so many people for example are living from paycheck to paycheck as was uncovered in the recent government shutdown.

I, for one, can see a lot of reasons since the Reagan Administration so many millions are falling out of the middle class and many others falling into poverty and more becoming homeless. Yet there is very little coverage regarding how polices have led to the destruction of so many lives.

Just at Davos an angry historian ripped the ultra-rich over tax avoidance yet this is not making front page news as it should. Also conservatives constantly reject calls for medical care for all sighting cost but have no problem wasting trillions of tax dollars on wars and taking down governments in other countries creating chaos in those countries.

I ask the media why politicians have no problem bailing out the rich such as was the case with the 2008 financial crisis and wasting trillions on wars. I am still waiting for an answer as to where the truck loads of dollars sent to Iraq went.

Why is not the media demanding accountability regarding trillions of tax dollars given to the military over the decades?

George Whitaker

Bellevue\

More in Letters to the Editor

Use your voice | Letter

Excellent reporting on the Margins program from Mercer Island High School (Reporter,… Continue reading

Safe teen drivers | Letter

As school gets out for the summer, I’d like to stress the… Continue reading

Alternative to Sammamish River Trail | Letter

The proposed King County improvements to the Sammamish River Trail should be… Continue reading

In the hands of voters | Letter

Every voter in the state of Washington should be furious with the… Continue reading

A humanitarian crisis | Letter

Hundreds killed or injured. Many raped. Bodies found in the Nile. Sudan… Continue reading

Redirecting funds | Letter

There has been a recent influx of publicity about mental health treatment… Continue reading

Making a difference | Letter

Willie Dickerson makes an excellent point regarding homelessness (Reporter, May 24). Those… Continue reading

Take action against climate change | Letter

The human impact of climate change anxiety was discussed by University of… Continue reading

Thank you Hiruko | Letter

Ashley Hiruko’s detailed story (“Susan’s quest for justice and the civil legal… Continue reading

An eye opener | Letter

I was quite taken by the article “Susan’s quest for justice, the… Continue reading

An idea worth encouraging | Letter

Hopeful news that numbers of homelessness people finally seems to decreasing (“Homelessness… Continue reading

A letter to Bothell Police Chief Cummings | Letter

Car accidents happen. I get that. What I don’t get is the… Continue reading