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Congress shares the blame

February 10, 2009

Re "Federal food officials rebuked," Feb. 6

I find it ironic that members of Congress investigating the peanut-related salmonella outbreak would vent so much anger at the Food and Drug Administration.

In fact, these very same legislators have been complicit in promoting one of the greatest fallacies in modern times: the merit of deregulation and the evils of governmental oversight.

Americans would do well to remember that markets unchecked, financial or otherwise, will almost always go astray. The responsibility of government is to protect and preserve the greater good of the many over the selfishness and greed of the powerful few.

Jerrold Ferro

Culver City

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