Your Letters: Eager for a change
We had some visitors during the night [Saturday] night that didn't like our campaign signs in our yard. Not only our yard, but our neighbors' too. They not only took the stands for our signs but they also smashed our neighbors' pumpkins. All of t...
We had some visitors during the night [Saturday] night that didn't like our campaign signs in our yard. Not only our yard, but our neighbors' too. They not only took the stands for our signs but they also smashed our neighbors' pumpkins. All of the signs were laying on the ground this morning. Whoever this was knew that it is against the law to take the signs so they took the stands instead. Well, I have news for them.
My signs are going back up with lights on them all night! It is quite obvious that whoever this was, they are not supporters of Obama. It is everyone's right to choose and display who they want to support! Whoever this is, needs to grow up! If you want to live life like we all have had to live these past eight years, that is fine with me but I choose not to. You are acting like children when you go into people's yards and re-arrange their belongings.
Change is coming! Enough is enough! I am tired of trying to make it from paycheck to paycheck only to find myself out of money before my next paycheck -- struggling to get my sick child to his medical appointments in the Cities and putting food in his stomach, a roof over his head, clothes on his back and warmth in the cold. My child comes before me in anything! My needs are not being met because I am struggling to give him what he needs. One income in a household can't possibly make ends meet. My husband works many overtime hours including Saturdays so we can try to make it. And it is not enough. I am disabled and can't work, but I had to get a job this summer to help and then I find out that I am over-doing it and making myself weaker and sicker. I have had to set my illness aside and peel myself out of bed in the morning to go to work even if the pain is unbearable. I invite you to walk in my shoes for a while.
My husband and I have needs, too, but we have to put our needs aside to get our son what he needs and to pay the bills. You don't see us together out in the evening because we can't afford to go. We have lived here for six years now and we like our little town but we have yet to go out to the movies or to dine in one of the eateries or go to mingle with our friends and neighbors in our community because we can't afford it. We don't even have winter coat. But we don't mind as long as our child has what he needs.
Our economy needs help, people that have invested their money or have 401(k)s (us included) can probably kiss their investments goodbye for now. Health insurance needs an overhaul so people with pre-existing conditions can still be covered and so that everyone can afford to have coverage. Social Security needs to be saved so when we retire it is there for us and our children. Medicare needs to be changed so all of our seniors and disabled can pay for their medications and see their doctors as needed. Something needs to be done so all of our children can go to college because college tuition and expenses are through the roof. Our children's schools and education needs help. Something needs to be done with the meth, drug and alcohol problems that are a plague on our society. Do you want me to continue?
With all the promises that both candidates are making and lies about each other, who knows what and who to believe anymore. But I know one thing, I am and have been ready for a change!