Letters to the Editor

Says goverment must protect private enterprise

In a letter of Sept. 6, the writer asks can we not agree 80 percent of the time and be content that we disagree only 20 percent of the time.

I hope we can agree that making the commitment to have a job and be self-supporting is something most of us desire. It is not economically possible for everyone to have a government job, or work for an organization that survives on government grants. Government exists only when it is funded by taxes, and taxes come from private enterprises. Government is not self-feeding, much as we might like to think so. Most businesses are creative and productive, not greedy and grubbing. We mustn’t tax them out of existence.

As the writer wrote, we know how lucky we are to live in this country. We know people are flocking in, not out. We need to look at what has made our country so desirable for such a long time, and hang on to it.

Joan Dow

Bellingham

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