Bruce Springsteen Writes A Letter To The Editor

Sure he was born to run. But he was also born to write…a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper, New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press. His note was in response to this article about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and tea partiers’ vicious attack on the poor and the middle class. Bruce writes:

The article is one of the few that highlights the contradictions between a policy of large tax cuts, on the one hand, and cuts in services to those in the most dire conditions, on the other…your article shows that the cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class, not just those already classified as in poverty, and are likely to continue to get worse over the next few years.

Bruce also includes a shout-out to the activists that are highlighted in the article:

Also, you’ve shone some light on anti-poverty workers and analysts such as Adele LaTourette, Meara Nigro, Cecilia Zalkind and Raymond Castro, among others, all of whom have something important to add to the discussion: real information and actual facts about what is happening below the poverty line.

So here’s a thanks for all you do, Bruce.

Originally submitted by Steven B. Found on

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