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Regarding the June 18 letter ("Jordan out of touch with our problems"), I find that the person out of touch is the writer himself.



Regarding the housing crisis, it is not the responsibility of government to bail the private sector out of debt that resulted from of a lack of due diligence, anymore than it is government's responsibility to bail out a business that makes the same mistake. Nor is it the responsibility of government to provide national health care at the expense of taxpayers. Health care is a benefit and not a right. This is a job for the private sector.



Regarding our current gasoline crisis, this was created many years ago when we denied U.S. oil companies the right to drill off shore (contiguous to where other countries are drilling) and then denied them the right to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. oil companies are drilling down 7 miles to harvest oil. There is a price we all pay for that.



Finally, is the writer aware that two-thirds of the $290 billion "farm bill" consists of food stamps and other social programs? Why not just call them what they are instead of hiding them? This may help to explain Rep. Jim Jordan's vote on the issue, along with many others from both sides of the aisle.



Jordan is far from out of touch. He is a compassionate family man who is disgusted with Washington pork barrel politics. He votes accordingly, and we are lucky to have him representing us. Let's stop the Monday morning quarterbacking and gather the facts.



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