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Recovered, thank you

In a Sept. 15 letter to the editor questioning the Bush administration’s effort to “revitalize the economy” (“Economic recovery”), the writer whines about the cost of utilities and “all the other necessities” going out of sight, oil companies price-gouging and (uncontrolled) health care and insurance (costs). The writer states the aforementioned “doesn’t do too much for my economic recovery” and asks “How about yours?”

My answer to the writer is, my George W. Bush recovery is terrific! I am deeply humbled and forever grateful for those who have sacrificed their lives for my freedom. My country has not suffered a serious terrorist attack in two years.

During my freedom over the last couple of years, I have invested thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in continuing education and compliance education. I work hard at taking care of my customers. I don’t complain. I don’t whine. I’m positive.

I deal with the reality of having to take care of myself. I don’t look to the government to take care of me. My tax rates are lower. My business prospects have never been better.

Mr. Writer, thanks for asking. I am terrific!

I suggest all others take advantage of their freedom while they can — and don’t live in the past.

John M. Divinchi

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