The article “Wave of contempt crashes upon the wealthy” (2/15, A-1) disturbed me. It said people are embarrassed about being wealthy.
Excuse me, but wasn’t our country founded on the principle that if you came here and applied yourself and worked hard, you could be successful and prosperous? Now this new administration has put a new spin on being successful. This really smacks of socialism and is totally against the democratic system that has made our country great.
No matter how much you have or don’t have, there is always going to be someone who has less. I owned a business for 19 years, and there are just some people who do not want to work and are willing to accept a lower standard of living. Does that mean the rest of us are to work harder to help them out?
I take my hat off to the people who have been successful and prospered because of it.
Judi A. Tremaine