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Letter: Thumbs down on stimulus plan

The plan is simply election-year pork we’ll all have to pay back, with interest, someday in the future. Therefore, I can’t support it. It’s thinly disguised income redistribution; tax the “rich” and give it to the middle and working class. While this is a noble sentiment, Congress should call it by its proper name, not an economic stimulus. But honesty in Washington may be too much to ask for, especially in an election year. — Steve Temple, Sandpoint

Judging by the majority of letters we’ve received, members of both sides of the aisle are dissatisfied with the bipartisan stimulus plan. Left: It doesn’t give the money to people who really need it. Right: Rebates fuel a spending inferno and only permanent tax cuts will spur economic growth.

Where do you stand on the stimulus plan?


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