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What do you get when you make education so expensive that people are forced to choose between being saddled with a huge amount of debt or skipping the education? What do you get when you allow corporations whose allegiance is to delivering profits to their stockholders and executives to become more powerful than the people who this democracy is supposed to be 'by and for'? What do you get when you allow those same corporations to put their profits above the health of the planet, with no regard to price future generations will pay for their greed? What do you get when you send all of the jobs overseas, depend on consumers to keep the economy moving—and forget that the jobless are those same consumers? Answer—a newly minted third world nation inhabited by undereducated, impoverished, pissed off people. Corporations (and apparently banks) are no better than parasites because they don't have the sense to not kill off their hosts. Just because they CAN do something, it doesn't mean that it is either right or profitable in the long run. Marsha Lindsey Portland, OR 97217