To the editor:
Democracy is for sale to the highest bidder, checks and balances are not working, and Wall Street has a powerful hand in preventing reform. People are angry. We are still waiting for Congress to tackle speculators who drive up cost of goods, strangling businesses, like the Mafia scalping at profits. If speculators are removed from the equation, utilities, transportation and goods will be subject to free markets again. This is how capitalism is supposed to work.