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No more giveaways at taxpayers' expense

Our senators and representatives in Washington must stop giving our money to people who are not using it to help us -- we, the people.

Congress needs to make sure that Wall Street faces the consequences of their actions before anymore taxpayer money is put on the line. What has happened to common sense?

Experts agree on the key principles. Prominent economists, including Paul

Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz (both winners of the Nobel Prize), Nouriel Roubini, Dean Baker, and Jeffrey Sachs, all agree that the government must get a fair bargain for any money it invests in the banks, even if that means temporarily taking over insolvent banks. Even conservative Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) admitted this.

As a taxpayer, I feel that if my money is being risked to get Wall Street banks back on their feet, then I should also get equity just like any other shareholder and if and when they get back on their feet I (or my heirs) should reap the rewards.

I have a great responsibility to my children and grandchildren. They, not I, will bear the burden of repaying these billions of dollars.

I, as a taxpayer and legal American citizen, registered voter, do this by making my opinions known to my elected officials.

I urge everyone to write, e-mail or call your senators and representatives. Tell them what you think. How else will they know you opinions?

My family has lived in this country and paid taxes for many generations, expecting our government officials to act responsibly, with common sense. They should know what we want from them!

We who live in this country, deserve to be heard. There are many ways to get in touch with Washington. Start asking questions, get on the Internet, join a grass roots movement. We have been the silent majority way too long.

Thank you and God bless America.