Letters to the Editor

Corporations real socialists

I have a question for all the people on the right side of the room: Why do you preach personal responsibility for individuals but not for private corporations?

Private corporations are always feeding at the public trough. Just think about Wal-Mart, Halliburton and Blackwater USA, to name a few. The majority of their profits come from tax breaks and subsidies paid by you and me. Yet try to have a discussion on single-payer health insurance and you get called a "socialist."

Now you hear everybody talking about nuclear energy. What you don't hear is that nuclear power plants are uninsurable through the private market; they are too much of a liability. Therefore, they are insured by Joe Taxpayer. This is corporate socialism.

Why is socialism good for multimillion-dollar corporations, but not good for you and me?

STACY SHIRLEY

Modesto

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