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'Grab the bucks, gimme the jobs'

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Forgive me if I am wrong in thinking it incongruous that pretty much the same people who are very cranked up about leaving our children and grandchildren with trillions of dollars in debt don't seem to care about leaving them with environmental catastrophes related to fracking and other shortsighted "grab the bucks now, give me jobs no matter what the cost" initiatives (HCN, 6/27/11). So we'll solve our long-term financial issues, but blow off leaving future generations clean water, air, the ability to grow food, etc. They may be financially secure, but live in an increasingly untenable environment. How hypocritical.

Dave Schipper
West Olive, Michigan

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