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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Crane Letter: Situation unfair to middle class

  • Approximately two weeks ago I was reading the Parade insert in the weekend paper. It was an article about a small town I believe in North Carolina. It could be any small town in the U.S. Unemployment was at 12 percent and many people were needing assistance just to feed themselves. Some in the community came up with an idea f...
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  • Approximately two weeks ago I was reading the Parade insert in the weekend paper. It was an article about a small town I believe in North Carolina. It could be any small town in the U.S. Unemployment was at 12 percent and many people were needing assistance just to feed themselves. Some in the community came up with an idea for a community garden where any one could procure food. This idea caught on and another garden was set up on the other end of town. These people worked together and made something happen.
    Now the sad thing about this story is that just a few short years before they had a thriving city with unemployment at 2 percent. Then our fearless leaders came up with the idea to outsource the jobs overseas, where people would work for less wages. In many cases these companies received tax concessions.
    Now we have a town with 12 percent unemployment, and money isn’t flowing into Social Security, Medicare or the IRS, not to mention the local businesses.
    Where do our leaders think the money was going to come from the pay for all the services these people require and can’t pay for?
    They have created a situation that is totally unfair to the working class of this country and put many in a welfare situation, a place most don’t want to be.
    How could any middle class American vote for an incumbent? Their approval rating is about 10 percent. If we fire them all, maybe their replacements will know up front who they work for.
    Donald L. Crane
    Hannibal
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