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Reader's View: News Tribune needs to ask different questions

And then the paper could ask our current congressman why Republican Sen. Mitt Romney suggested he would support cutting Medicare and Social Security.

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On April 2 in the Lifestyle section, the News Tribune published a story that seemed like a free real estate ad for a family who is moving out of town (“ Southbound family puts Duluth home on market ”). While the 820-bottle wine cellar looked impressive in one of the photos accompanying the story, there are some homeless folks drinking Ripple. Maybe the newspaper could run an ad for them.

And then the paper could ask our current congressman why Republican Sen. Mitt Romney suggested he would support cutting Medicare and Social Security. The U.S. Census Bureau reports 20% of St. Louis County is 65 and older. Why cut services and income to those who need it? Perhaps cuts should start at the top. Does the News Tribune have the cojones to ask him that?

Michael Roettger

Duluth

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