There was a letter in Friday’s paper [June 20] written by Mr. John Eades concerning returning wealth to the have-nots. He refers to them as the real job creators and believes that our economy is doomed if this is not done.
Coincidentally, on the same page, there was a column written by Ann McFeatters on the “inequality of income.” Her thoughts happened to parallel Mr. Eades with both suggesting that wealth be divided with everyone having their fair share.
Two quotes came immediately to mind. The first was spoken by Mae West: “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Believe me, rich is better.”
The second was written by Robert Anthony, an economist: “If we divided all the money in the world equally, in a short time, the rich would be rich again, and the poor would be poor again.”
I do not mean to make light of true poverty, for which there can be no excuse. However, with all of its faults, we live in the greatest country in the world. No one comes close to us. We are the first sought after if any conflicts arise. The world’s economy revolves around ours.
My suspicions are that most people, while not admitting it, do not want the burden of true wealth. We just want to be comfortable.
The wealthy in this nation are the true job creators. They are good at what they do, and they should be applauded.
Who would create jobs if we did not have the rich? The kid at McDonald's? The government?
Please. Leave the rich alone.