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Greed in the eye of beholders

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Now in regard to the “Corporate greed” letter of Feb. 22, Mr. Robinson, I would agree with you that most or all the stimulus money will make it to corporate coffers in one form or another, but just who is the greedy? Corporations in most cases earn money and pay employees and stockholders, money that goes back to the economy, real stimulus.

I would argue that the real greed is a population that has the mindset of “the government should do more for me so I can have more,” forgetting that we are government. What we should be saying in these times is “What more can I do?” Eight hundred billion dollars over four years sounds like a lot till you realize our GDP is $14 trillion a year.

We need real stimulus. Let the system work. Let the banks and others that got into this mess go under and let the ones that can do a better job take over that business. In the long run, this is the cure. Get government out of the banking business. Forcing banks to make loans they would not make if left on their own is what got us here.

Gail Gerlach

Spokane


 

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