Cumberland Times-News


November 19, 2012

Family worked hard, never took government assistance

We lived in a very small apartment over top of a country grocery store that was owned by an aunt and uncle for several years. We then moved into a small house — five children and our mother. We did not have a very good life as far as money was concerned. My mother did house cleaning and did ironing for other people.

 At an early age we learned to work on a farm and we all worked very hard. We would start at sunrise and work until the sunset. Our breakfast consisted of oatmeal, Cream of Wheat and occasionally eggs. We were dirt poor. We never complained because we never knew that there was any other way to live. We just assumed that is how everyone lived.

My mother has gone on to be with the Lord and I am glad she is not here to see how lazy people are in America today. We never were on welfare and we never even thought of getting government assistant. We were a proud people. America is now a nation that thinks our government owes us a living. Let our government take care of us.

Well, folks, you are about to get your wish with the re-election of President Obama. America is on the way to becoming a socialistic country. Obama with his welfare mentality feels that government is the cure for everything. I, like other people, if I could afford it, would move out of the United States. I am proud of this country, but I am not happy with the direction Obama is taking us. There are those who think Obama is our next messiah. Well, those people are in for a rude awakening. I am of the firm belief, if you don’t work, you don’t eat.

Come tell me in four years that you made the right choice by re-electing Obama.

Paul Williams


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