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Letter to the editor: Rich golfer has no class

I have been a lifelong passionate golfer and follow the PGA Tour every day. I am shocked and dismayed by the comment by Justin Rose (No. 2 in world rankings) that he is grateful he has Morgan Stanley to help him make “difficult decisions” while having a portfolio of $10 million-plus. Give me a break, please! A difficult decision on what sports car to buy, or better yet, how big a house to buy for cash?

I am a 100 percent believer that our capitalism is the best in the world, but it seems to me that the rich rub our faces in the fact they have all the money and we, the have-nots, don’t count.

Before doing the commercial, I’m sure Rose didn’t think about what effect his remark would have on the public. I was always taught that people with class didn’t ever have to tell others who they were or if they had money; it showed!

A. Atkinson

Lower Burrell


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