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Cranston and Lincoln S&L Debacle

December 08, 1990

I was saddened when I read your article about an elderly man taking his life over the Lincoln S&L debacle. So many in this great nation have been impacted by the raping and pilfering of our nation's banks over the last 10 years.

It seems to me that our country has slid from its stature. We idolize the power and wealth of such figures as Donald Trump, Michael Milken, Charles Keating and Oliver North. Yet not long ago these men would have been hung, not as heroes, but as the villains and criminals they are. These men produce nothing and suck the very vitality from the average American person today. Our government is no better. Today, instead of a leader, we elected an indecisive follower.

I am further saddened that the baby-boom generation has no leaders in its fold. Yet we have the insurmountable task of bringing America from the trillions of dollars in debt that recent administrations have bequeathed to us. I see a rough road ahead, and no one who is capable of rallying this nation back to its roots. May God help us.

MICHAEL W. FISHER

Long Beach

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