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Loan logic

| Friday, Aug. 31, 2007

I really feel sad for all our Pittsburgh neighbors in Millvale, Ross, Shaler, O'Hara, etc., who recently got flooded.

Oh, but not to worry. Uncle Sam steps up to the Katrina plate with U.S. Small Business Administration loans . Where's FEMA when you need it?

Don't feel so bad. Many countries throughout our planet -- some friendly and others not so friendly to the United States -- get U.S. loans every year.

Yes, even you folks who got flooded out contributed to those loans. The only difference between your loans and the loans the rest of the world borrows from gracious Washington is that most of everybody else's loans is forgiven and no payback is ever required.

Congratulations, you've just received a double whammy! You have to pay back your loans while foreign countries use your tax money unabridged. Contact your federal congressman and your two U.S. senators and request the loan/debt forgiveness reports for yourself.

We're from the government and we're here to help you.

Rich Saporito

West Mifflin

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