Ron Smith often seems to be out of touch with the working man's heartbeat. His latest column ("Is serious social unrest in our future?" Oct. 7) is full of his favorite go-to guys off the bench, statistics, as essentially the sole support for his contentions. The problem with this approach was identified quite astutely by Mark Twain when he noted, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Statistics are fine as one component to measure trends as long as we don't deliberately or inadvertently omit other crucial information. In this particular case, failing to mention the tax cuts to millionaires as a major factor for our economic woes seems short-sighted.