I read Michael Fossum's Feb. 29 letter [“Postmarks
”] with great interest. He states that Barack Obama will greatly expand the federal government into all aspects of our lives. Didn't Mr. Fossum notice the growth of government under Bush has exceeded that of Lyndon Baines Johnson? Bush's domestic-spying program is snooping “into all aspects of our lives,” and if Mr. Fossum thinks they are only spying on terrorists, he is very naive. Mr. Fossum also states that government is incompetent, citing the Katrina disaster. The government itself is not incompetent, but the leadership it has now is. Bush has appointed unqualified hacks to run our government, thus you get incompetence. Obama will bring competence back into government and clean up the mess Bush has created.