So, I bought my Fresno Bee today and was disappointed. It was not the kind of balance or editorial content I expected. The Bee is obviously in business to make a profit, much like the for-profit colleges referred to in your editorial, “DeVos fails students on for-profit colleges.” But my disappointment should not require you, or the government, to refund my money.
I listened to several commercials today telling the consumer to “not let the credit card companies fool you into thinking you had to pay back all that you owed.” Oh really? When a consumer or student buys a product, why should the government, taxpayers or the business even have to pay for a decision that the consumer may want to re-visit? Let the buyer beware is certainly an appropriate admonition to keep in mind.
People make choices; some they regret. But let’s not demonize companies that are “for-profit”, like The Bee or Corinthian Colleges and let’s not expect the government to bail us all out of the regrettable decisions we may make.
Tom Johnson, Visalia