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March 24, 2009

Madoff robbed victims

Jon Hudson (3/18, Letters) doesn’t think Bernard Madoff’s victims should get their money back.

Doesn’t he realize that Mr. Madoff committed a heinous crime against the people he stole money from? They were robbed, just as surely as if he had stuck a gun in their ribs and stole from them. I do not see the comparison at all.

Many of the foreclosures are on houses that the people could not afford in the first place, or they had refinanced them to the point that they could not afford them. The stock market is always a risky business. The recession did not take the Madoff’s victims’ money. He did. That is why he is jail, and that is why everyone associated with him should be in jail.

Nina Gennetten
Gravois Mills, Mo.

Comments

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

What about the married and single without children demographic that is molested daily by the tax mongering lefties? Governemnt over the last 100 years has been built on robbery. We hear politicians and constituents talk about "paying your fair share" but what they really mean is YOU pay and RECEIVE. One clown calls it being patriotic although he means everyone but him.

Stifled Freedom

Madoff operated his scheme under the eyes of a neglectful SEC. Not the same as a back alley mugging. The govt has cupability here.

Kee

"Do you also advocate that every mugging victim be entitled to full restitution from the US government?"
Marctnts

Only if I am the one who was mugged Marc!

Marctnts

"They were robbed, just as surely as if he had stuck a gun in their ribs and stole from them."

Yes, they were, and this isn't the issue of debate. The issue is whether the Madoff victims, above and beyond any restitution that can be garnered from the remains of the Madoff estate, are entitled to refunds paid for by the US taxpayers.

Do you also advocate that every mugging victim be entitled to full restitution from the US government?

 
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