Debate goes on replacing them with cheaper workers, grade by making organic choices available to
under protection of bankruptcy. At itscustomers.
In response to the the same time, the [laid-off] Amy Kuschatka, Ossining, NY
October Debate, “Is worker, who may never
the new bankruptcy again have the same level of Costco does offer a number of Kirkland
law fair?” income, will be forced to pay Signature organic products, with more on the
Y ES. This issue comes down to everything he owes even if it way. Watch for an article on this topic in the
personal responsibility. If you takes the rest of his life. January issue.—Ed.
buy something, you’d better Kelly Racette, Lake Orion, MI
have the money to pay for it. It’s Hard work and higher learning
a simple rule that’s been around Y ES. The laws are too I loved your September online article
through the ages, but that a lot lenient. I know people who [“I’m just coming into my own”] on Costco’s
of Americans consider old-fash- went into debt in order to annual Scholarship Breakfast. My only regret
ioned or outdated. upgrade their homes, buy is that I wasn’t able to attend this breakfast. It
Itangersmethatmyfamily pedigreed pets and take sounds so educational and full of hope,
and I should have to pick up expensive vacations. When strength and love.
the tab for millions who don’t they were finished, they I am half Hispanic and neither one of my
hold themselves accountable filed for bankruptcy. They parents graduated high school. We were lucky
for their lifestyles. We are responsible with got to keep their fancy house and pets—and that my dad was a hard worker, and we were
our finances and deny ourselves material eventually begin charging all over again. clothed and fed. But we never knew what col-
things that we don’t have the money to pay Barbara Banning, Sacramento, CA lege was. I pray my children will find a way to
for upfront. Why should we now have to go to college and that they will have the desire
pay for others who do not have the disci- NO. Uninformed people only see bankruptcy to use it for the good of all.
pline or respect to do the same? filings as the result of careless credit-card use. I have my associate’s degree and plan on
Annika Graveline, Mendota, CA Catastrophic medical costs and skyrocketing finishing when my kids are grown. The last
prescription costs are the biggest reason for one should be through college when I’m 60.
CHRIS A RUSNAK
NO. Corporations are still allowed to declare bankruptcy filings. These are things beyond Believe me, age will not stop me!
bankruptcy, and you now have the spectacle of the control of the filer and not a result of irre- Thank you all for succeeding and being
corporations, such as airlines, eliminating long- sponsibility. These people need help! stepping stones for others.
time employees from good paying jobs and Nita Koenen, Grover Beach, CA Deb Rodriguez, Juneau, AK
First Name Middle Initial
New address Delete
Don’t miss out on the latest news and
product information from Costco—include
your e-mail address on this form.
Information will remain strictly confidential.
Mail to: Subscription Department,
The Costco Connection, P.O. Box 34088,
Seattle, WA 98124-1088
Fax: (425) 313-6718
Please allow four to six weeks for processing.
8 The Costco Connection NOVEMBER 2005
Odds and ends
The “little” magazine delivers
Just an e-mail to say, every time I read your
magazine, I marvel at all the wonderful articles that are contained within it. I wouldn’t
have expected it.
It is insightful, bright, intelligent and the
articles are just the right length so that you
can read some of everything. Your providing
the sites connected with the articles gives the
reader the choice of going online to learn
more about that particular topic.
This “little” magazine has more punch
than most of the costly, thicker subscription
rags out there.
Thanks for all your helpful info.
Michelle Davidson, via e-mail
story passes test
Nice job on your piece in your September
Buying Smart [“An A+ at lunch”]. It was a
down-to-earth article with useful tips, and
some sound nutritional advice.
It zeroed in on the real challenge of packing a school lunch—getting your kids to actually eat it. Your article encouraged having an
open dialogue with your kids about their likes
and dislikes, and to actively include them in the
shopping process. While these are very simple
concepts, I found I still needed to hear them.
With respect to the article, I give Costco an
A-minus. In my view, Costco could improve its
Enjoy the groundbreaking series’
final season on DVD with 18
episodes, never-before-seen footage
and extensive bonus features.
Available November 15.