He wonders, ‘Where are we headed?’

Published 2:08 am Saturday, April 4, 2009

To the Editor:

As a fellow concerned citizen, have you taken in the current situation our country is in and asked yourself, “Where are we headed?” The current administration has inherited a multitude of challenges in which it has eagerly used as justification to launch many party initiatives rapidly.

The major problem with such rapid moves is that without proper revisions and analysis we move in the wrong direction and rapid moves in the wrong direction get one lost in a hurry.

First and foremost we, as a nation, need to have clarity in our objectives. Fixing the economy should be the objective to address now and continue to address until we move into a more stable financial environment.

Raising taxes in the current situation? It is the same as throwing an anchor to a drowning person.

Second, we should not encourage the irresponsibility of immature individuals to sign up for mortgages to obtain homes that are beyond their financial means. Sound banking principles need to be the rule and not the exception.

We need clarity in our objectives. Let’s move forward together and address this with sound business principles that will get us back on our feet so that we can address the social issues that should be addressed.

Jonathan Varnell

Southampton County