This letter is in response to the article on Thursday titled "Oil execs defend profits." How cold hearted has a nation become when it works solely for the rich? There is no funding for education, the working poor can no longer afford to drive to work or heat their homes while the rich at the top are profiting more than ever, and don't want to aid the down-trodden. For college students this is our future; we cannot turn a blind eye as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer or the problem will only worsen.
This country was not built by the people for the wealthy. We are on the brink of setting off into the "real world," and as Americans we have a duty to uphold the ideals on which this fine country was built. Equality for all people, rich and poor, to have equal opportunities to survive.