Make middle class goal for workers
Wake up, American/Western leaders. Is our capitalism capable of functioning in the world economy without returning to slavery? This great moral nation of ours has struggled for more than 150 years to raise most of our workers to middle class. Yet many American businesses are producing more and more goods and services overseas with adult and child slave labor. This is a call to our government and business leaders to take pride in our American accomplishments and strive toward keeping a middle class here in North America and raising our world labor force to middle class in much less time than 150 years.
I don't want to believe that our leaders want to lower all workers to third world poverty wages. Is that where we are going? How long can our Western governments provide welfare and pay unemployment?
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Don't let one doctor spoil plans
Re Agnes Heller letter, "Doctor gives patient runaround," Jan. 1:
We moved here in May 1999, I was already on Medicare because of a disability. I found great doctors that we still go to; they all accept Medicare. I do understand what you are saying but think you are making too big an issue of it.
Why not ask friends who they go to and if they accept Medicare? Call some doctors and ask about their insurance policies.
There are so many great doctors here and more that accept Medicare than you think, you just need to do some research and find them.
This is a very nice place for retirees, you just have to give it a chance. There is nothing more important then your health, so put something aside that can wait and get searching. Good luck.