Everyone seems to agree that the crux of our ills in Arizona lies with the housing industry and real estate markets. Howard Fischer's June 10 article in the Tribune mentions "a boom and bust in both real estate and construction... we're overbuilt in all sectors... we have an awful lot of people who aren't working."
The problems, and causes, are our own. They belong with Arizona, and choices and decisions made by Arizonans. Why does everyone want to look to someone else for the problems and causes, and the solutions and remedies? Why does everyone want to look east to Washington? The solutions and remedies need to come from Arizona and Arizonans, and they need to start with the legislators and the governor providing leadership. So far, all we've gotten is cut-and-slash rhetoric. If they can't provide solutions and remedies, then we probably need new remedies and solutions, and new legislators and new governor.
John and Patti Latson, Mesa