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Are the Wealthy Under-Appreciated?

December 16, 2012
Jeff Phillips Wheeling , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Editor, News-Register:

I am writing this letter concerning a letter written to the editor entitled "Scrooge Unappreciated." After much thought, Scrooge was labeled and branded a no-good rich man, so everyone hated him.

But if you look at the entire story, you may see things differently. Scrooge was an individual who started out working for someone else, building up enough money to start his own business, paying taxes, lending money to others to keep his local economy going, also giving a job to Bob Cratchett.

He could have been a bum doing nothing and being a burden on society.

Now, look at the man he employed, Bob Cratchett, an individual who had no real skills or trades, to speak of. Maybe Cratchett should have joined the military, being a patriot and supporting his country. Instead, he was at home, fornicating a litter of children that he could not support. If everyone looked at the entire story instead of looking through a pinhole, you can see both sides of the coin. Remember, no one ever worked for a poor man.

Merry Christmas to each and every one of us.

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