I'm all for working hard and getting ahead, but when I hear a rich politician complain that 55 percent of Americans get some public assistance and he will change that if elected. What he's really implying, is that we need to cut off government assistance to those in need. Let's take a look at the problem from the bottom up instead of the top down.
According to U.S. government statistics, the top S&P 500 companies executive pay increased in 2010 by 22.4 percent and in 2011 by 13.9 percent, while the average workers rate for 2010 was unchanged and in 2011 was up 0.02 percent. The average CEO make 42 times what their workers make.
Why is our government assisting people at a rate of 55 percent, because workers are not being paid a living wage.
Top executives are not sharing the wealth produce by the blood and sweat of the employees. People are not looking for a government hand-out just a helping hand.
in Suhr's win
As a native and graduate of Fredonia High, I want to congratulate the achievement of Jenn Suhr in winning the gold medal. I am as proud of her as if she were one of us.
We watched the events with more than interest especially knowing she is a Fredonian. We had also an entrant from near by Elmira, Molly Huddle in the running category but unfortunately she did not place.
We congratulate all the Olympians for their dedication and extremely hard work in just getting to participate. Our best to Jenn and wish we had personally known her.
Whatever lasting tribute you all decide on for honoring and remembering her is a reflection on the good people in your area.
I only venture home about once a year and upon my next trip will seek out the tribute to Jenn.
I would like to give a big thank you to everyone that had helped to make our benefit for breast cancer awareness a big success!
With your help and the combined efforts of the Lackawanna branch, we were able to raise and donate over $4,000.
Thank you so much for your caring and generosity!
Fredonia contract manager