2011-02-17 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: The Federal Trade Commission is investigating a company selling coins it claims are made of silver extracted from Ground Zero. The lawmakers said the commemorative pieces are fakes and the television ads for them are deceitful. Should they continue to be allowed to sell the “fake” coins or should the government put a stop to the ads? Briefly explain.
Compiled by Bill O’Neill




“If they are fake, then I think they should stop exploiting a tragedy. That’s crazy!” –Brian Perry, Canarsie “If they are fake, then I think they should stop exploiting a tragedy. That’s crazy!” –Brian Perry, Canarsie

“It’s just a way to extract money from people. But if people want it, they should be allowed to sell it.” –Adrian Henry, Bushwick “It’s just a way to extract money from people. But if people want it, they should be allowed to sell it.” –Adrian Henry, Bushwick

“What they are doing is awful. They are trying to make a profit, when so many people are still hurt. The government should stop it.” –Diana Soto, East New York “What they are doing is awful. They are trying to make a profit, when so many people are still hurt. The government should stop it.” –Diana Soto, East New York

“Absolutely, they should stop it. That’s horrible. Why cash in on someone else’s pain?” –Biana S., Spring Creek “Absolutely, they should stop it. That’s horrible. Why cash in on someone else’s pain?” –Biana S., Spring Creek

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