This is a response to David Gemmecke’s letter “LePage forgets the people” (Sun Journal, March 3).
I, too, was born in America. After serving in Vietnam, I returned and took advantage of a college education that I had earned (key word — earned) for my military service.
Unable to obtain work in my chosen field because of a service-connected disability, I relocated to Maine not for overly generous welfare benefits — but a career.
In respect to finding employment, Gemmecke should take advantage of the free workshops at the CareerCenter in Lewiston (just off Main Street). Public transportation is available. Training, resume writing, job postings, computers, retraining counseling and other aids are available.
Gemmecke should also go to the VA. Not only could he get medical attention, because of his service he might be eligible for benefits. He should check to see if his family is eligible for MaineCare.
Gov. Paul LePage bears no responsibility for the refugee population.
Gov. LePage is fighting so that those of us who made the right choices will continue in our current status, not join the ranks of the poor. After all, taxpayers are people too.
Mayor Robert Macdonald, Lewiston