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<p>Office&nbsp;Max&nbsp;headquarters at 263 Shuman Boulevard in&nbsp;Naperville &nbsp;| &nbsp;Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media</p>

Office Max headquarters at 263 Shuman Boulevard in Naperville  |  Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media

Corporations don’t need tax breaks

Corporations have become masters at both avoiding taxes and gaming states and municipalities for financial gain to their bottom lines.

They use the services of governments at all levels, which exist to benefit commerce: roads, schools, courts, police, fire, et al. By not helping to shoulder these costs they become parasites on the communities they inhabit.

This is even more true of global corporations that depend on the U.S. military to keep the world a relatively safe place in which to do business.

I think my thoughts on this subject are shared widely among the public. That may account for the reluctance on the part of some elected officials to continue the bidding war for the likes of Office Depot. “Fool me once.....” as the saying goes. I hope this trend continues.

Our people would be better served by supporting the many small businesses that form the solid underpinning of our economy.

Jill Versace

Naperville

Disagrees with Iran plan

I think the Obama administration made another huge mistake by allowing Iran off the hook by lessening some of the so-called restrictions.

We think they are being truthful and doing what they need to do to stop making nuclear weapons. I think Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is right on when he says that we’ve made a grave mistake by allowing Iran to do what it wants to do under the cloak of a cease agreement. I think it’s going to come back to bite the world in the backside.

Chris Armano

Joliet

 

 

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