After I read yet another story about greedy and immoral behavior ("Pitt, CMU Money Managers Arrested," Feb. 26) and learned that Paul Greenwood collects $80,000 teddy bears, I went into the bedroom to look at my wife's collections of teddy bears (if three make a collection). I paid only 50 bucks apiece for them -- but that included the Valentine's Day flowers and the "collectible" vases. I felt like a piker.
I also felt that it was going to take more than a bit of jail time, a slap on the wrist or another bailout to express my anger at the way people -- power-hungry, power-mad people -- are behaving. The litany of wrongdoing is familiar to us all. A "tipping point" is fast approaching when we the people will take matters into our own hands. I'm urging my neighbors to start stockpiling pitchforks and torches, because the time to storm the McMansions is at hand.
Indeed, the one bright point of that story was the photo of Mr. Greenwood's McMansion (page A-6): What an incredibly ugly building. It looks like an institution. My modest ranch is much nicer! I'm sure his house cost more than I've earned in my whole lifetime. Earned: I guess that's my problem. I should have stopped earning money after I got my first nice suit and set about making it like the rest of these fellows.
When will we throw open the windows and shout, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!"