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April 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Sen. Murray and financial literacy

An ironic proposal

How ironic! Sen. Patty Murray, one of the supporters of irresponsible spending, bailouts and earmarks is proposing a financial-literacy program for our high schools [“Murray banks on financial literacy,” Opinion, editorial, April 11].

With the federal budget deficit now measured in trillions of dollars and the purchasing power of the dollar declining, our elected officials have thrown responsible financial management to the winds. Sen. Murray is a candidate for an economic and financial management course.

The country needs capital formation and savings, not more borrowing accompanied by a flood of inflation-causing dollars created by the Federal Reserve.

— Walter A. Appel, Lynnwood

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