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Politicians and the economy

The article, "Quick Fix Lure Tempts Candidates," Jan. 15, was right on the money. Politicians perceive that Americans want instant action, and under present circumstances, they may be right.

However, if our government provided the country with rules and regulations that are designed for our long-term financial health, rather than immediate gratification, we would not need the quick fix, just regular fine tuning as circumstances change. Donald Bradley, Plainfield, N.H.

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