In Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life," populist hero George Bailey spars with the fat cats and unabashedly champions the little guys. What we are witnessing today, however, are those professing to be George have actual beliefs and policies resembling Mr. Potter's. You remember Potter — the ultimate fat cat, staunch enemy of "do-gooders" and the champion of individual initiative and unbridled greed.

Dennis Kostecki

Mammoth Lakes, Calif.