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Sun publishes absurd views on labor issues

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As a businessman I read The Sun to be informed and educated, not for snide and misinformed comments such as those in commentator Matt Patterson's piece on the nomination of Thomas Perez as labor secretary ("Why do we need a labor department?" March 22). It was difficult to determine whether the author meant to be taken seriously.

To suggest that we don't need an agency to look out for the interests of workers, when their jobs have so often been shipped overseas and their salaries are stagnant at a time of record corporate profits that primarily benefit shareholders, is simply foolish.

Please spare us articles from the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative propaganda mills that play loose with the facts.

Jack Kinstlinger, Baltimore

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