Today’s L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:
McManus writes that corporations are mainly in the business of maximizing profits and not creating jobs.
During World War II, corporations that were normally in the business of producing automobiles built tanks instead. Women who were normally in the business of running a household were working on assembly lines, and soldiers who were normally in the business of living were dying.
We’ve been at war for more than 10 years now, and there are people in Iraq and Afghanistan who are again dying. The economy is in a shambles and too many are unemployed, and I don’t think it’s asking too much of corporate America to stop maximizing its already record profits for a while and help out.