Our worst enemies are in Washington, D.C.

4/28/2017, 5:46 p.m.

Re “Essex Village flunks HUD inspection,” April 13-15 edition:

Section 8 rental housing is a prime example of what is wrong with our federal government “helping us.”

Look to see where the money is actually going — into the bank accounts of a few white males. This is cold-blooded and deliberate on the part of our representatives in Congress on both sides of the aisle.

Essex Village is a prime example of this. Our federal tax dollars are causing a lot of black families to have to live in miserable conditions while a few white male landlords are benefiting from it.

If you want to rob a bank, you use a gun and then go to prison. If you, as a white male, want to rob the federal government, use “federal help people laws.” Your crime is not only legal but also very beneficial to your bank account. You get to work behind the scenes and remain nameless while making life a nightmare for others. HUD will declare the property with broken sewer lines to be in great shape.

Complain? What is there to complain about? Besides, complaining might get you evicted. Life is beautiful. Your tenants live in fear of you and the federal government rewards you.

If bad conditions at your properties are getting too much bad publicity, just throw a few dollars at some charity and have some “white gala group” declare you to be “a great philanthropist.”

We need to stop the fiction of our government helping us. Instead, look at the reality of how much our federal tax dollars are being so criminally misused to further enrich a few white males at the expense of everyone else.

Our worst enemies are in Washington, D.C. — not in Russia, Saudi Arabia or in some country harboring ISIS!

Naomi Gayle Saunders