Marchers resentful about loss of jobs
What is the core reason that people are marching in the streets of America?
They want affordable health care and jobs that pay living wages. People believe that others are taking their jobs, their livelihood. They think that others are “line butting” and taking what they are entitled to have because they are native-born Americans.
For example, coal miners have seen the demand for coal disappear — and along with it their $23-an-hour jobs. The only jobs left are minimum-wage jobs. Now they know the reality that a minimum wage job won’t put a roof over their heads — and they hold “others” responsible. They feel that no elected officials will save them unless they take to the streets and take what is “rightfully” theirs. RICHARD R. TROXELL, AUSTIN