Please extend my appreciation to Jack Craver for his article "Recall Them All" (7/8/2011). It seems like many articles lately have angry undertones; so much so that I can't get myself to read the entire thing. It's difficult to weed out the garbage and understand the story. Jack's article was just straight reporting, and I was able to read the entire piece and understand the message. Very refreshing.
Oh, grow up!
Christian Schneider's opinion on the "victimization" of those poor participating in the Wisconsin Lottery ("Wisconsin's War on the Poor," 7/1/2011) reminds me of one of America's greatest ills of late - that everyone has to be a victim of something. Personal responsibility? It's not my fault!
Perhaps one of the most defining attitudes between the "haves" and the "have-nots" is a sense of personal responsibility - specifically, whether they control their world or whether the world controls them. According to Christian, "poor people buy twice as many lottery tickets as the affluent." Substitute the word "ignorant" for "poor," and the picture might become more clear.
Get a grip, adults, and look in the mirror. "It's not fair" doesn't count past 7 years old.