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Democrats wrong to attack rich

After listening to the Democrats at their convention, I can't help but wonder, when did it become un-American to have large amounts of money ("O'Malley sharply criticizes the GOP," Sept. 5)?

The revered Kennedy family has had enormous wealth (much of it generated by bootlegging), and former community organizer Barack Obama is worth at least $12 million. Building personal wealth is as American as apple pie.

The Democrats would have us believe Mitt Romney paid less in taxes then the average citizens. Were that true what a rich country this would be. Mr. Romney pays millions of dollars each year in taxes. Distorting the truth helps nobody.

Dan Shannahan, Fullerton

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