, Newburyport, MA


January 28, 2014

Income equality is an impossible dream


So I’m working at a fast-food chain or Walmart at $8 an hour for 40 hours a week. Now the minimum wage increases to $10 an hour. My hours will be cut to 29 (due to Obamacare), so now I am making $290 a week, instead of $320 and I have to apply for my own health insurance.

This is your re-elected president’s plan and vision for America. Once a government “of the people, by the people, for the people” has become a government of Nancy Pelosi, by Harry Reid, for the special interests of President Obama, who knows best what is good for us.

You elected him and the others now live with him as he tries to solve our credit problem with more credit, which is impossible.

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide” (John Adams).

That’s where we are, folks, looking at our own suicide with the presented solutions to our problems.


Richard A. Astukewicz of Salisbury is a retired business manager.

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