I need to set the record straight regarding the number of executive orders signed by President Obama. In her Oct. 5 letter headlined, “Obama prepares repressive side,” Arlene Jens mentions 900-plus as the total number of orders signed. I have seen this number floating around the Internet, and it is most definitely wrong. If you look up the list of orders signed, it is 139 as of the end of September. George W. Bush had signed 160 in a comparable period of time and a total of 291 in his eight years in office. Stop believing everything you read on the Internet!

Also, the use of the word “czar” is a media term. Again, look that up, and you will see that it is media lingo, not an official title. Research also shows that Bush had more “czars” than the Obama administration to date.

Karin Hamburg