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Foreign jet for Obama flies in the face of stimulus

President Obama is leading the public outrage over Citigroup’s 2-year-old order for a corporate jet.

While our president is speaking out against Citigroup, his administration is soliciting bids for a new Air Force One jet for the president’s use. The pinnacle of hypocrisy is that a bid request has been sent to a foreign aircraft manufacturer while he is requesting more than $800 billion to create jobs in the United States.

Mr. President, those who live in glass houses should not cast stones.

Jack C. McVickers


Keeping a low profile would best serve CEOs

To the gluttonous CEOs of America’s failed megacorporations: The party’s over. Cork up the Chivas Regal and drink some Kool-Ade. Put your polo ponies out to pasture. Sell your yachts to the United Arab Emirates. Downsize your corporate jet fleet. Plow under your private golf courses and plant a Victory Garden.

Avarice and conspicuous consumption are no longer in vogue.

Paul G. Jaehnert

Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Obama wants to share the wealth – and misery

As regards the economy, President Obama’s actions amount to a war on prosperity. (This should come as no surprise; hard-core leftist egalitarians such as Obama would much rather see people experiencing equal amounts of misery than varying degrees of happiness.)

Most recently, Obama said that “now is not that time” for banks “to make profits.” Profits, of course, are a key measure of the health of any company.

If Obama wants one of the most important sectors of our economy to be fundamentally unhealthy, then he wants the economy as a whole to be unhealthy.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently suggested “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Does Obama intend for the U.S. economy to remain in serious crisis for as long as possible so that he can continue shoving socialism down our throats?

Mark Kalinowski

New York, N.Y.

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