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Austerity/stimulus revisited

By From page A5 | January 21, 2013

EDITOR: Reference Mr. Alger’s response to my last letter concerning stimulus over austerity in which he complains that I did not list each of the stimulus programs.

Mr. Alger, I could have gone back and tracked each of the $435 billion stimulus programs, but chose not to do so as you are not worth the effort — you would have simply attacked each and every one of them. Despite your rants Mr. Alger, stimulus continues to be the answer, not austerity.

Given your anger over the $435 billion, I’m surprised there is nothing from you about the billions lost to Mr. Cheney’s Halliburton construction company. Dirty water for the troops, and electrocution of our troops in the showers. I won’t mention the ice as this is a family newspaper. Quite a return for our dollars from such a patriotic company, don’t you think?

I can hear a pin drop.

JAMES E. LONGHOFER
Placerville

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