"Bee focuses on bad economic news," (July 4, Letters): The sky is falling and no one wants to hear the ruckus! Subprime failure, gas prices, business closures, people losing jobs, jobs, jobs, which equals lost taxes. You thought the middle class was being picked on? Wait until the federal, state and local governments ask the middle class to bail out the economy. But how could the middle class bail out the economy? Taxes. Let's get painted up and start dumping tea into the harbor.
NOEL HUGH RUTHERFORD