Letter: We are living within a circus

“Honey Boo Boo” — 2 million people watch this drivel! More probably talk about it. And it’s only the most egregious of the lot. It explains why we get the politicians we have in D.C. We have become a nation enthralled with bread and circuses (make that in-bred).

Our children are dying in wars, from drugs, in jails, actual hunger, and they cannot get a living-wage job. And Congress wants to cut taxes for the rich, and make it more difficult to go to college for the poor. Welcome to the circus.

— Fil Pierce