I disagree with Kim Shinkoskey's perception of the economic-stimulus plan (Readers' Forum, July 9). There is actually sound economic reasoning behind it. The theory is that by putting money in everybody's pockets they will be motivated to make purchases, which — in turn — will put money in the pockets of businesses, create jobs and put money back in everybody's pockets.

If it works, it could actually provide a much-needed spark to the economy and help pull us out of this slump.

Sometimes politicians actually try to solve problems, even if part of their motivation is to save their own behinds.

Jeffrey R. Wilbur

Cedar City