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May 31, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Sales tax and GM

Congress’ efforts do little to bail out anything

In response to “National sales tax idea getting fresh look” on May 28 [page one]: Are we just kidding ourselves on the role of government and its opinion of spending tax money?

When we first started the auto bailout, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that GM and Chrysler declaring bankruptcy was off the table. Billions of dollars later, GM is declaring bankruptcy –wow! Congress wants more tax money!

We need to get a grip and realize that they can only ruin health care and will further damage our economic future as we spend with no remorse.

— Todd Welch, Everett

Put your car where your mouth is

Now that President Obama also chairs Government Motors (formerly General Motors) [“The new GM — Government Motors?” seattletimes.com, Politics & Government, May 27], will the liberal “glitterati” trade in their Benzes for Chevrolets? Will they trade their Maseratis for Malibus? Will Seattleites trade their Volvos for Camaros?

— John Hession, Redmond

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