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There's no such thing as a purebred 'lefty' 

I am responding to Gary Wechter's Nov. 16 comments that were directed at me ("It's OK to be a lefty"). No, Mr. Wechter I am not protecting my biases, I am expressing them. I was encouraging individuals to study the actual economy, not the fantasy trickle-down model that is getting harder to find. Outsourcing defines our economy more and more. Outsourcing benefits big business and is a kind of trickle sideways that has drained our economy physically, morally, and financially.

You did not like my use of the term "bully." My definition of "bully" is someone who calls other people, names. Yes, your use of the term "lefties" might be cute but it is name-calling and it is misguided. I personally, in my 66 years, have not met a purebred "lefty," one who believes the government should do everything for them. Have you heard of welfare for the rich? Google it for more edification.

I think your stereotyping of "lefties" only indicates that your study of such individuals is most incomplete. I repeat, read, for a starter, John Bird's, The Necessity of Poverty, I think you will find it refreshing.

Barbara Alward

Morro Bay

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