Letter to the Editor

Let consumers keep more so they spend more

Thursday, June 26, 2003

To the editor:

Raise the amount of money people can earn before it is taxed. This would let people spend more of what they make. The rich won't buy more. Investing in stocks doesn't help if not enough people buy the product. There are fewer of us buying with so many laid off, low interest on savings and high doctor and drug bills. We only need to look at Mexico to see what happens when only a few are rich and the rest are poor. The middle class made this country strong and rich.

JOANN HYSLOP

Cape Girardeau