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January 29, 2013

Letter: Wrong message in name of 'fairness'

To the editor:

President Obama was inaugurated last week, and gave his usual “fairness” speech. Gov. Deval Patrick wants more money, $35 billion to be exact, for his budget.

This following points appeared in my email, and I think it appropriate for us to reflect and decide if this where we are heading or if we have already reached this point in time:

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

“The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not take first from someone else.

“When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of a nation.”

MARILYN LUTHER

Haverhill

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