, Gloucester, MA

Letters/My View

August 27, 2013

Letter: No real-world economics in political talks

To the editor:

So, House Minority Leader Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Congressman John Tierney were in Beverly speaking about a congressional agenda for women, and the discussion included an item regarding the minimum wage for women and equal pay.

It must be pointed out that equal pay should be mandatory but the minimum wage applies to everyone who works — not just women. This visit was more of a political endorsement for Congressman Tierney’s re-election. It added political capital to his war chest.

What bothers me is that, for years now, the Times and the Salem News, among others, have been printing stories and writing editorials about the Gloucester fishermen and the fishing industry and their loss of jobs, ships, fleets, business and plain old money. Once a thriving industry with full employment in Gloucester, the area is now in a depression. Who is to blame?

Every time I see a Elizabeth Warren for Senate bumper sticker, I find it extremely disturbing. Her election campaign was a sham that played up to women’s fears and not economic realities such as exist in Gloucester and New Bedford. Sens. Warren, Ed Markey, Congressman John Tierney, Governor Deval Patrick, Secretary of State John Kerry and the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation — all Democrats — have delivered virtually nothing to really save the Gloucestermen, their families, their industry and the ancillary companies connected to them.

This is a dirty rotten shame and these politicians should never be re-elected to any job.

It is a fact that the real goal of career politicians is not for the common good, but for “self preservation.”


Flint Street, Danvers

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters/My View

NDN Video
Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America