LETTER: Listen to the people

I was born during the time of the WPA and saw how jobs fixed a depression. This is a time when our government is ready to give up &#
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

I was born during the time of the WPA and saw how jobs fixed a depression. This is a time when our government is ready to give up $700 billion and maybe it will fix the problem. Let's list some of our current problems. No jobs. No health insurance. Broken bridges. Bad roads. Broken down schools and parks. Damaged government/city/state property. We have people on welfare doing nothing but earning a check. We have people on unemployment wanting a job, but earning a check for not being able to work. We have people out there trying every day to work, but no jobs to be found except low-pay, part-time work. Nothing dependable.

Government jobs are like gold. You get a decent paycheck and benefits. People would love to have an opportunity to work and glady pay their taxes (which would stimulate our economy). People would get off welfare and unemployment and in the meantime, we fix our badly broken communities and highways that desperately need repaired. This would give the people who deserve $700 billion a chance to earn it and put it back into our economy.

I have seen it work. If it is well-managed we can work our way out of this mess. Isn't this what this country has always been based on?

I've been a Democrat since Roosevelt was in office. Working with the people and for the people is really what government should be about, not bailing out bad business decisions. It's our money and the government should listen to the people who really support the foundation of this country.

Thomas Blankenship

Huron