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Election policy

        The Press encourages responses to articles and opinions. In order to provide for fair comment, The Press will have the following policy covering election letters to the editor:

        The last issue for letters regarding the May primary election will be the second issue (April 29) before the election. No letters will be published in the issue immediately prior (May 6) to the election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related matters appearing in the April 29 paper.

Election policy

        The Press encourages responses to articles and opinions. In order to provide for fair comment, The Press will have the following policy covering election letters to the editor:

        The last issue for letters regarding the May primary election will be the second issue (April 29) before the election. No letters will be published in the issue immediately prior (May 6) to the election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related matters appearing in the April 29 paper.

Time to tap the wealth?

To the editor: This letter is in response to the articles covering Mike Trout’s $430 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

        One of the most disturbing facts about our capitalist nation is the misappropriation of funds directed to the salaries of entertainers. Everyone should agree that the value an athlete, movie star, talk-show host, team-owner, etcetera brings to the average citizen is very small. Granted, they do offer a minuscule of diversion from our daily trials and tribulations as did the jesters in the king's court during the Middle Ages. But to allow these entertainers to horde such great amounts of wealth at the expense of more benevolent societal programs is unacceptable.

        They do not provide a product or a service so why are they rewarded as such?

        Our society is also subjected to the "profound wisdom" of these people because it equates wealth with influence.  Perhaps a solution to this problem and an alternative to defeated school levies, crumbling infrastructures, as well as all the programs established to help feed, clothe and shelter those who cannot help themselves would be to tax this undeserved wealth.   Entertainers could keep 1 percent of the gross earnings reaped from their endeavor and 99 percent could be deposited into the public coffers.

        The old ideas of the redistribution of wealth have failed, and it is time to adapt to modern-day preferences.   People put their money into entertainment above everything else; isn't it time to tap that wealth?   Does anyone think this will reduce the quality of entertainment?   It seems to me that when

entertainers received less income, the quality was much higher.

Joe Bialek

Cleveland

       

 

abortion

The Ohio legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. In practice, that would make abortion illegal after six weeks.
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