money talks democracy has no voice

Today’s Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

We spend billions on tools of war, benefiting a few, but we eschew spending for human purposes, never giving consideration to a democracy’s responsibility to invest in its people to help share economic well-being and vote with a country-nurturing insight.

Must funds always be unlimited for those things that enrich defense contractors or help Wall Street speculation but not for investment in the people?

Jim Hoover, Huntington Beach