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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

January 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM

National economy

No spending, no way

In your article on economists in Sunday’s Times [“Economists back big spending,” business, Jan. 11], you report that Martin Feldstein wants increased spending and suggests replacing military supplies. He is wrong.

Military expenditures are a drag on the economy. They help the civilian infrastructure in no way. It would be the same if goods were produced and then taken out to sea and sunk.

What would help is to reduce military expenditures and then use the saved money on civilian projects.

— Thomas R. Craig, Bellevue

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