To the editor of THE EAGLE:

"We’ve already had the best of times."

So said the person next to me in the supermarket cashiers line. After WW II our leaders made sure our salary would cover rent, food, entertainment and so on with some leftover food for putting away. A dream? Probably, as our leaders no longer concern themselves with what’s good for America’s citizens. We are into every nation’s business and have allowed our financial system to run amok.

The opening sentence says it all.

FRANK NEWTON

Lenox