Dear Forward Janesville,
I love you. I really do. But, we need to get a few things straight between us. There has been a lot of confusion in the thinking of many people for a long time.
So many people seem confused about who the rich people are! How can this be?
When I first moved to
Now I am seeing corrosive envy, not of the Koch brothers or the 100 most powerful and wealthy people or corporations, but of…school teachers and people drawing unemployment? Disabled people? Really? How low can we go?
a. those who do not have secure food, clothing, shelter, etc;
b. the vast numbers of us who earn a living and are reasonably secure; and
c. the few who have enough money to buy their children entrance into Harvard or whose children and grand children will never have to work for wages.
2. WHAT HAT ARE YOU WEARING TODAY?
Then, there are those people who believe that because they are in a management position or own a small business that they are invulnerable to life’s tragedies. They do not believe that they or their loved ones will ever need unemployment benefits. They do not believe that they or their children could ever die from lack of health care.
This is what living in the great state of Wisconsin has given people--a sense of security that is both wonderful and dangerous.
3. WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN IN 2020?
It is 2011 and we live in a complex world of multi-national companies that come and go, and go, and go…Individuals are not responsible for the complexity of the economic world we live in.
If you give me a choice between living in a third world country (I’ve been there) and
With love for our wonderful state and community,