|Published: 9:03 PM, 11/02/2012
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
I wrote this letter five years ago when the media was
squawking vanishing middle-class blues. Has anything changed since then for the
American laborer nation-wide-middle-class included? Has this administration
made a progressive effort to get its people back to work? You have a voice!
Vote! We need to send a powerful message to Washington.
The letter published in 2008:
The working middle-class is vanishing. We have fallen on
deaf ears! We have been sold out to legalized slave labor. The labor force that
has powered this nation to greatness is collapsing. Empty industrial parks dot
the landscape across this nation. Industries that have made the American dream
possible have become the American nightmare! The "chicken in every
pot" has a "turkey buzzard" in it.
America is the largest consumer of goods and services in
the world. Industrial manufacturing has allowed laborers financial security and
financial freedom. A means to feed and clothe their families, educate their children,
build and buy homes, automobiles, boats, take vacations, and above all, provide
health insurance and retirement opportunities.
When the men and women across this nation begin to grieve
their financial losses a seething anger will cover this nation like the raging
Mississippi in flood season. It will be a nasty clean up. A jobless nation
produces a frustrated and angry nation. Anger management has not seen the likes
of things to come. Counselors and Prozac cannot fix this problem, but jobs can.
The battle cry across this nation is:
We want jobs! We want our lives back! We have had enough
and are fed up with big government! We want change!
Hello-is there anyone home in Washington? Do you hear our
cries, Washington? The plague of poverty is knocking at your doo0r. The
unemployment lines get longer every day from lay-offs and manufacturing
It is time to rise up, people. Get fired up. Let your
voice be heard across this lane. Vote. Let's rid Washington of all who have
sold us out!
A small voice in the vanishing labor force,
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