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BOEING: We can’t keep waiting for ‘trickle down’ to happen

Letter by Matt Condit, Gig Harbor on July 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm | 25 Comments »
July 18, 2011 2:17 pm

Re: “Worker should be grateful just to have a job” (letter, 7-17).

I sometimes feel lucky that I’m bald as there are letters in your paper that would make me tear my hair out if I had any. One recent example is this one in which the writer applauds Boeing for moving to a state that offers cheaper labor.

She goes on to state that people working at Boeing and other middle-class jobs are the ones who have led to our current economic mess.

The Republicans have been particularly artful the past 30 years in getting the have little or have nothings to vote against their own interests by attacking the have just enoughs. I don’t care if the Republicans can be great job creators if the jobs they create pay $10 per hour.

The writer can keep waiting for the “trickle down” for another 30 years, when she’ll be complaining about the $20 per hour paid to Boeing workers. I, as well as my son and daughter, don’t want to have to wait with her.

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