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Letters to the Editor:November 21, 2012

Letters to the Editor:November 21, 2012


Everything Is Up for Sale

If you really want to talk about being dependent on government, talk about $16 trillion in covert bailouts for Wall Street, and not one of those involved in predatory lending, market manipulation or insider trading has gone to jail. The government protects them. Jamal gets caught with a crack bag; he's going to jail. But Mr. McGillicuddy gets caught on Wall Street; he's protected by the government. Neither administration—Bush, Obama—has pursued any investigations or prosecutions.

So the folks who are really dependent, they get interest-free loans from the Federal Reserve. Wouldn't it be nice if students could get interest-free loans? We're living in a society where everybody is up for sale. Everything is up for sale. They have sold their souls for a mess of Obama pottage. Is he going to put himself on the line for poor people? Is he going have an honest conversation about drones? To assassinate American citizens based on executive power?

—Ted Rudow

Palo Alto

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