Merry Cash-mas

December 06, 2010

I'm disturbed Susan Reimer is not "fully confident" she will have a job in 2011 ("Consumer has a funny feeling she's being watched," Dec. 6). If the Baltimore Sun is dangling this possibility before her, please desist. I don't always agree with Ms. Reimer (and often disagree vehemently) however she represents what's good about your paper. She has the ability to uncover thoughts and feelings we're aware of but can't articulate.

Her take on Christmas shopping is right on. It makes me sick that 70 percent of our gross national product is based on consumer purchasing. Also, I feel disgust at how we're watched and tracked by "big brother." America used to be a nation of common sense, saving for the future. Today it appears those who possess such virtues are branded "unpatriotic" because they endanger America's economic recovery.

Perhaps Christmas should be renamed "Cash-mas." At least it would end the hypocrisy! Thanks, Susan.

Rosalind Heid, Baltimore

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