(Jan. 4, 2008) — When reading your article on Target's take on PVC [“Target plants bull's-eye on PVC in products,” Nov. 12, Page 4], I noticed that you were in Akron, Ohio, which made me parallel the two things I was thinking about.
I am a 53-year-old male trying to reach retirement in this country.
My first job was with a company that got attacked by political activists because of tires blowing out. They were trying to blame the tire manufacturer, when in reality that was not the truth.
Regardless of the facts, it still cost thousands of Americans their jobs to recover from the cost of this and I was one of those thousands.
Now, I'm in the PVC manufacturing business and here come the political activists again. Will this cost thousands of Americans their jobs and leave families in the unemployment line, just so they can prove a point?
The only thing certain is that the political activists are protecting their jobs by taking a little information and then trying to exploit it into a mountain.
Well, you can guess where I didn't do my Christmas shopping last year!
James Michael Roland