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Right’s stonewalling is wrong

The Spokesman-Review

Cal Thomas had a column in The Spokesman Tuesday calling for us all to “save ourselves.”

When people have money they purchase necessities. When they don’t have money they don’t buy stuff. Is that so hard to understand?

In times like this, we need lots and lots of more jobs and we need them right now!

Ideologues on the right object. They have had their say. Now we must do what needs to be done and get millions of people re-employed so that they return to buying stuff and get the economy going again.

Why is it that the “right” is so willing to shoot us all in the foot and deny what is so obvious? What are they trying to prove by frustrating the efforts to solve this problem? A government like ours is not the enemy. It is the way we work together to do what needs to be done, like defend the nation and rescue those in peril. Well, the nation is in peril now, and we need the tool of government to do the rescue.

Come on, guys, you are not helping yourself or anyone else.

Allan deLaubenfels

Spokane Valley


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