Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News:
Dana Saxton is troubled by Granholm’s proposal to slash the agricultural extension program (Support Extension, November 12). She lists several benefits, and concludes by stating: “We need to act now! If we don’t act, we will regret it for a long time… Don’t let this happen! Support MSU and 4-H. Contact your government representatives now!”
Amongst the lofty benefits of the program, Dana fails to make even a single mention of the costs. Lacking any idea of its cost, she then urges her readers to contact their representatives in support of the program. This is akin to entrusting a child with his parent’s credit card at the local candy store.