To the Editor:

Bruce Bartlett’s call to “Stop Those Checks” is a ray of hope for true American values in these troubled economic times. I would happily sacrifice my rebate if I “knew that the money would be used instead to help families in need.”

In fact, since reading Mr. Bartlett’s plea, I have decided not to spend the money on yet one more possession or even on gas but to donate it to a charity that I know will help a family that has lost its home or to an organization that helps the thousands of disabled Iraq war veterans find adequate medical support.

Janet Kehl
Arrowsic, Me., March 24, 2008