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posted by Curls

In reply to: Horrigan: Not everything is 'fault' of white guys »

December 1, 2012

I Confess, I too am a white guy. I do not feel guilty about it. Yes, I make more money than the average person in ACC, but I went to school for 22 years and the education paid off. I work 60 to 70 hours per week, because that is what my job demands. I pay a considerable sum in taxes (no off shore accounts, no bonds) and I contribute several charities. My children go to public schools. I am one of those that help subsidize the lives of the homeless, the unemployed and the underemployed. I do not complain about this. What does make me angry is this notion that somehow I am not paying my "fair share". I came from a poor family, our average annual income from a small farm was $12,000 per year. I was the first person in my family to go to college. I was not intelligible for any financial aid because our family owned some farm land, it did not matter that our income was at the poverty level. I worked to pay for my college education. Folks have the same opportunity I did. No, it is not an easy path, but it is an option. Until our society recognizes the value of a strong work ethic, our future as a leader in the free world economy is doomed.

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