By Don Assaid
Ed Weathers’ recent commentary (“Are you better off than you were three years ago?,” Aug. 25) was frighteningly ignorant, the more so when you consider that this man is a college professor who fills the heads of impressionable students with this mindless garbage.
He wants to make the case that the average American is better off now than three years ago. Mired in the midst of the worst housing crisis in American history. Gas prices nearly double what they were when President Obama took office. Unemployment above 8percent for the last three years and realistically, around 15 percent to 16 percent or more when you factor in those who have just given up looking for work. Soaring electricity and food prices.
Assaid is a financial professional and served on the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors for eight years.