Mr. President, tell me who is rich
Last week, the president said that American consumers are “rich.” I am curious: Did he ask the farmers in Nebraska or Iowa if they are rich? Did he ask the single mother of two in Pennsylvania working two jobs just to pay the rent and put food on the table if she is rich?
Did he ask the retired couple living on Social Security and perhaps a small pension trying to decide between their overpriced prescription or food if they are rich? Perhaps he asked a fireman, police officer or teacher if they are rich? Maybe he asked a Native American living on a reservation in Arizona if he is rich?
Of course, he probably asked his golf partners at one of his private clubs if they were rich. Or a CEO. Or perhaps any number of lawyers that he keeps on retainer.
What about the college student, burdened with student debt, working an entry level job, is he/she rich? Just who are these “rich” Americans? Look around outside your inner circle, Mr. President, and tell me who is rich. Joseph Scull Coopersburg