Petitions for this, petitions for that; they all come with a price to pay.
"Donations" for these so-called petitions range from $10 to $1,000. In the last two or three weeks, even the smallest amounts added up to $97. Some want me to save Social Security, some for taxes, balanced budget.
Now, you tell me how my sending money from my Social Security check to all these places, for all these changes, is going to change anything.
The largest amounts requested totaled $1,088. A lot of elderly really are sending money to all these places -- Washington, D.C., Long Beach, Calif., Frederick, Md. and Wilton, N.H. to name a few. They probably go without food or heat to send to all these things.
I get by all right, but do not have the money to "save" the country, or even our beautiful state of Maine. The mindset seems to be that the elderly and the unemployed should pay off the state and national debt.
Gloria S. Brann
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