I didn’t take a mortgage for more than I could afford. I didn’t conceive children that I couldn’t support. I didn’t run up credit card bills to the point I couldn’t repay them.
I didn’t run a major financial company into the ground making risky investments. I didn’t bankrupt a major automotive company with extremely high labor and benefit costs. I did not promise health care to everyone.
I do earn more than I spend, live within my means and pay off my debt. I do provide for my family. I do work. I work far away from my family. I do see them once every four to six weeks. I do miss them.
I do. So I provide for those who didn’t, or don’t.
President Barack Obama said, “Share the wealth.” What he is saying is, “Get up early, work hard, and the government will redistribute your efforts and the results of your good decisions with others who haven’t made good decisions.”
I am troubled when the executive directors of Community Concepts and Western Maine Community Action receive $169,000 and $99,000, respectively, per year in compensation to create dependence on government programs. And from what I have seen, individuals receiving state or federal assistance have far more gadgets and leisure time than I do.
So many have worked hard and sacrificed, only to have their efforts squandered by those professing compassion and social justice while profiting greatly at our expense.
We will remain silent and politically correct no more.
Mike Wells, Wilton