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Shared Wealth

Denny Coon

Des Moines Register

February 1, 2006

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We don't help companies meet their social responsibility when we give them tax breaks as revealed in the Jan. 20 article regarding Rockwell Collins ("Rockwell Gets $11 Million in State Aid"). The wealth of the corporation is supposed to strengthen the community by contributing to the health, education and welfare of the community, not weaken it. Free markets work morally when those who gain from it share their revenues with all.

The Rev. Denny Coon
Des Moines