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Sun., Jan. 9, 2011

Greatness yielding to greed

Mr. Hintyesz wrote an interesting letter that was published Dec 19. He trumpeted how thankful he was because he had a secure job, healthy family and “flourishing friendships.” I would like to see what would happen if he lost his job or a family member has a catastrophic illness. Chances are it’s usually not a matter of if, but a matter of when.

As for his “flourishing friendships,” I imagine Mr. Hintyesz’s “friends” have the same selfish, pompous, self-centered mentality. There is no place in my life for people like him or his ilk.

I am also an American citizen and civilian. My family emigrated from Poland, didn’t speak English and worked hard just like his family. However, they kept their sense of community. Because of this, I am a proud Progressive.

I am glad to help people that are less fortunate than I am. That’s what Progressives do. We think of other people besides ourselves. When we stop being a community that works together for the benefit of all, we lose as a country and a democracy.

The greatest generation is behind us. Because of people who think like Mr. Hintyez, we are now called the greediest generation.

Lee Ann Greaves


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