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The rabbit hole

September 28, 2008

Re "America can still run with the bulls," Opinion, Sept. 24

As I read Max Boot's alternate-universe view of reality, I glanced up several times to see if a white rabbit was running by holding a watch, screaming that he was late.

If you wish to believe Boot's rosy view of America's future economic prospects, all you have to do is simply ignore everything that doesn't fit into his ideology. This list includes, but is not limited to: record federal budget deficits, grave state budget shortfalls, the worst trade deficit in history, record consumer debt levels, an unnecessary war with no end in sight, an entire American city decimated by a natural disaster, the worst housing crisis in a century, a weakened currency, rising unemployment and the full-scale collapse of multiple major financial institutions requiring perhaps more than $1 trillion in bailout money.

Other than that, yeah, we're doing just great!

Gary Garshfield

Irvine

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