Sun is alarmist on mortgage deduction

The editors of the Baltimore Sun used extremely poor judgment in featuring a speculative article on the future of home ownership tax deductions as page one news in the December 20th edition ("Mortgage deduction's future questioned". The article was obviously meant for financial pages, and to feature it as a "news story" is a disservice to the many folks who depend on the housing industry and its few remaining perks such as the ability to deduct mortgage interest from their annual returns. Such irresponsible reporting impacts an industry desperately trying to regain its footing. Shame on The Sun.

Edward Kaplan, Columbia

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