Alan Caron’s column of Jan. 23 (“Concentrated wealth puts our economy, democracy at risk”) is just beating an old progressive drum: Point the finger at the extremely wealthy and whomp up class envy to justify taking the wealth from one citizen and giving it to another, all in the name of eradicating income inequality, the mantra du jour.

It will be taking from the middle class to give to the poor, you can bet on that, because many of the extremely wealthy are progressives and donors to the Democratic Party.

If it hadn’t been for President Obama’s economic policies and the resulting dearth of jobs, the plight of the middle class would be much less dire.

This administration, its progressive operatives and followers need to stop playing God, stop the ruination of the economy and the sick manipulation of the people, and just sit in the corner on their hands and be still for the next few years!

Rose Marie Russell

Westbrook