Hatred leads to blaming president for all wrongs

I am puzzled by the March 8 letter comparing salaries of retired U.S. presidents and members of the House with those of teachers and soldiers.

The letter ended with, “Sucks, don’t it? And you guys voted for this guy,” referring to President Barack Obama.

Since the salaries of the president and members of Congress are set by Congress (and benefits of retired presidents by a 1958 federal law), I wonder what on earth President Obama has to do with it.

It never ceases to amaze me how some people want to blame him for everything wrong in the world, when, in fact, life is way more complicated. A little research helps clarify things a bit, but that might be hard if you are blinded by hate.

Jill Engledow