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Improve education with trade

With a straight face, columnist Bob Bernick Jr. slams school vouchers as "a new government entitlement program that redistributes wealth" (Oct. 5) yet says not a negative word about the biggest Utah entitlement program ever, that of taxpayer-funded government-controlled public schools.

Why is stealing $5,000 per child per year from the taxpayers of Utah considered acceptable, yet allowing a millionaire family to determine where $500 of that amount be spent a bad thing?

Why don't we force those accepting food stamps to shop at government-run grocery stores? Because we know the private sector is much more efficient.

A long as we continue to support socialism (stealing from one group and giving it to another), why don't we allow the receiving group to use the power of trade to improve education conditions?

Daylan Darby

West Jordan