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November 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM

People need the opportunity to get a job

American workers lead to a bright American future

All of the conservative, Republican, tea party people feel that poor people, who might need some help getting their lives together, just want to bury their snouts in the trough of free benefits forever.

I don’t believe that for a moment. Yes, there are times when people, through no fault of their own, get laid off from their jobs and are destined to lose everything without some “temporary” government aid. I feel the vast majority of Americans want to have a decent job that they can work hard at and be able to support themselves and their families. It’s a matter of pride and necessity.

In America, having a job is about the most important thing a person can have outside of family. It’s a matter of great pride to be seen as someone contributing to the greater good. Sure, there is a small minority of people who have little trouble accepting government aid for as long as they can. These people are few in numbers. Decent jobs in America for those who want them and the concept that when everybody is doing better mean we have a good American future.

Richard B. Ellenberger, Normandy Park

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