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Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Economy


The rich look out for themselves

In answering the letter, "Don't raise taxes on benefactors": The writer may have traveled to all 50 states as I have, plus many countries. The huge profits accumulated by the Rockefellers and the like was made by slave labor and limited taxation. For example, if the jobs were available, my dad made $22 a week before World War II. Now most of the products we purchase are made using slave labor or automation and controlled by banksters. Think again.
William Reid
Mukilteo
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