To the editor:
I can almost fully agree with Mr. Lauenstein's letter (the Times, Monday, April 9); however, he uses a phrase, that I hear over and over on all news reports, and it kind of angers me to hear.
Yes, he uses the term middle class, which, by its very nature implies there is an upper and lower class of people.
Because I do not work, nor have a six-figure income, does that make me any less of a human being? I don't think so!
Is Mr. Lauenstein judging we poor folks as not being worthy of the high class, and is he a self-described member of the upper class?
I have worked hard for 60 years to earn my meager retirement income. Actually I have worked the past 20 years for no income, giving back something in anticipation of the day I no longer needed to earn a day's pay.
I wonder what class that put me in — low, middle, upper, or high?
I do know that the one class it has put me in is my new post-graduate classes that I have just registered for.
So you see, Milt: I'm a class act!
Langsford Street, Gloucester