Letter: Letter writer wrong about opportunities today


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This is a response to the Ed Wood letter printed in the Feb. 10 Daily Journal edition where he takes exception to a young woman’s opinions regarding the difficult road ahead to “make it” in our country today. He seems to put no stock in her assessment of today’s “land of opportunity” because of her youth. Well I am in my 60s and a long way from my youth, so let me give it a shot.

How about some facts? More young people are having to live with their parents because they simply don’t make enough money to make ends meet. Wages are low; benefits are nonexistent; pensions are a thing of the past; and the future is bleaker than any time since the postwar ’50s.

The rich are getting richer and pay a lower tax percentage than the minions that work for them. And by the way, Mitt Romney is part of the elite group of multimillionaires who get by with paying less while enjoying their ride on the backs of the ever-decreasing middle class.

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