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Middle America Would Foot Phone Bills

April 07, 1996

Re: "White House Urges Greater Phone Access for the Poor" (March 30). Whatever happened to candidate Clinton's 1992 campaign promise to speak for the forgotten Middle American?

Who but the forgotten Middle American will pay the higher cost when phone companies are barred from "disconnecting low-income customers' local phone service for overdue long-distance bills"?

The Clinton administration's arguing that we should pay other people's telephone bills because a phone not only connects "an individual to neighbors and loved ones [but] with the addition of a computer and a modem, it furnishes a pathway to the Information Age . . ." is pure addleheadedness!

STEVE GAMBLE

Alhambra

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