Front Street

Monday, September 12, 2011

By Alexis Gigi Thornton

In response to my article last month, my brother in North Carolina who is an Elder in his church was moved enough to write to our President of the United States. An excerpt of that letter is below….

September 9, 2011

Mr. President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President Obama,

I would like to commend you on your speech addressing the job situation that we now face. Although some may think that it was not good enough or it won’t be much of an impact to the economy. The American people must be reminded that it took eight years to get in this mess and when you took office to stop the economic hemorrhage left by the current administration which was under the republican control, and that they created this economic problem. And at that point the jobless unemployment percentage rate was around 7.3 and climbing prior to you assuming office. Mr. President you must also remind the American people that the stimulus plans set forth was not a failure because it prevented us from being in a much worst situation than we are currently in to date. And that it would have been a major success if the GOP would have allowed stipulation to be added to the bill as to the proper usage of the stimulus funds that were being extended to help reenergize and stabilize our economic dilemma.

And that the proposal that you are now presenting to congress to approve will not recoup all that was lost in an eight year period overnight or in one year, but, it will benefit our situation and put us back on course in the right direction in rebuilding and stabilizing our economy. Also stress the fact that you are just 1/3 of the governing body and that you can’t bring about the changes needed to stabilize our situation on your own and that you need help to do so, be it republican or democrat; that we need a governing body that will put people over politics. And that it is up to the American voter to make it known at the ballot box come November 2012, if those that are hindering American from moving forward is replaced with someone who will. Mr. President once again I would like to commend you on your strenuous and tireless efforts in returning jobs to the American people. I also want to encourage you to go forth and “sell, sell, sell” your plan to the people. And give no ear to the negativity coming for the far right, the American are really counting on you.

Mr. President I want you to remember this passage of scripture from the King James Version.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. May God continue to be with you evening with all the adversities you may face.


Alexander C. Wilson Jr.

But I want to just add, that I’m not sure if the right wing in this country is THAT crazy or just think that the rest of us are idiots, but their solution to the jobs problem and our economic woes is to continue to throw more money-MORE MONEY, at the rich. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!! And no one can point to one job that was created, NOT ONE!!! I propose taxing the richest corporations and people at a flat rate of 25%. Then take the tens of billions of dollars and start hiring people to rebuild our infrastructure, teach our children, provide better healthcare to start. And we can put the so called Tea-Party where they belong…in boiling hot water!!!!!!