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Letter to the Editor: May 19, 2012

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Money for political campaigns or college tuition?

There has been a lot of talk by President Obama to tax 'rich' people more, and he may be right.

Last week the president raised over $6 million from folks in California who paid $40,000 each to attend a gala event at the home of George Clooney.

Hmmm: the $6 million dollars would pay the tuition for a year for 600 students at the University of Minnesota, Morris, or just one of the persons who paid $40,000 to attend the event could pay the tuition for a student for four years at UMM.

In all, the president raised $15 million that night, or enough to pay the tuition for a year for nearly every student at UMM.

What do we want: money to campaign or to send a student through college?

Ted Storck, Morris, Minn.

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