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The basic premise of Robert Mueller's investigation is whether Trump, and those closely connected to him and the White House, are acting on behalf of the United States, or are (ab)using their positions in order to enrich themselves. Score: Russian Distractions 13, Americans 0. No surprise there.

If I recall, the wealthiest and greediest Americans gave themselves a year-end "bonus" so obscene, that the 1 percent are now a mere half a percent. A mocking Christmas present to a populace so lazy, so undeserving, so uninvesting in The American Dream (although said populace constantly "invests" in the capitalists' manufactured nightmare of consumerism), that Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa compassionately told the people who pay his salary that the wealthiest deserved the theft because the "working class" just invest in "booze, women, and movies." What a "representative." What a man of the people. Somebody forgot to tell him, though, that those who truly stuff his pockets in some Iowa cornfield, they don't actually reinvest their ill-gotten gains back into the economy. They hoard it "off-shore" ... so goodbye taxes, hello "working-class" subsidies to make up the loss.

As Martin Luther King. Jr. stated: Socialism is for the wealthy; Free market capitalism is for the rest. So why isn't Mueller investigating the enrichment of the socialists?

Sean S. Doyle

Corvallis (Feb. 21)

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