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I find it unfortunate that one of the letters posted here assumes that the author is speaking for them. The writer of that letter appears to be doing just fine, so what would make him think the article was about him? Stupid.

My wife and I are also poor, paying a mortgage and doing just fine. That doesn't mean that we are all laboring under the same circumstances.

And the other writer has obviously never been poor, and at the mercy of the filth that rules over our economic system.

Doug Reeves

Kansas City, KS

Aug 21 2007 - 1:34pm

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If the stupid bastids in Boston didn't get a lawyer to go over the fine print, it could have been because the sartorially suited lawyer "went over it" when she wrote the fine print.

Class action maybe? Class action is where upper-class lawyers in classy suits protect the put-upon under-class from deceptive professional practice.

Lawyers get to "go over it" again--it's due process and the rule of lawyers. Ain't no other law game in town.

Gerald Spezio

Willits, CA

Aug 21 2007 - 12:30pm

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My wife Lisa and I are the people for whom Ms. Ehrenreich thinks she writes. We're currently struggling to make our monthly payments on time so that we may refinance our mortgage and achieve a more favorable fixed rate.

My wife and I are educated people who knew exactly what we were doing when we got into this mess. My wife had just embarked on her new career as a realtor when we bought our house. We hoped she would have more success, as I am a public school teacher on a fixed income, and my income alone does not pay our bills.

We were glad for the opportunity to move our growing family from the house we rented to the house we own. We remain optimistic, but if we fail that failure belongs to us. You ask us to blame the wealthy, as if their success has somehow come at my expense. Most irrational. I pity the fools who are comforted by your words.

Donn Sierra

Columbia, TN

Aug 21 2007 - 10:57am

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Oh, yeah, Barbara, I'm a dirty, filthy capitalist so I want to loan money to poor people in such a way that I will then lose my money. Hmm, why does that sound, well, stupid?

Mike Kious

Albuquerque, NM

Aug 21 2007 - 10:25am

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