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Get ready for canning time

September 1, 2013
By PATTY CHRISTOPHER , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Happy Labor Day Weekend! This is the big one to unofficially end the summer season and we should all enjoy it completely. This holiday celebrates the folks who are the backbone of our nation - the workers. If it weren't for them, the government would not have any money to operate. They are the ones who provide all the money for those who can't or won't work and the money to give away around the world. Company owners and company workers alike pay into a system that spends their tax dollars without appreciating them. The workers are the people who finance the country. They should be honored, along with the military, for providing us the country we enjoy. There is no free money, no money tree, and for others to receive it, someone has to work for it. At the present time, about half of our residents are providing the money to care for the other half. Somehow, I don't believe that was the dream of those brave souls who started this new country. We should help those who have worked and now can't and those who legitimately aren't able to work, but those who ride the free-load train, and work under the table for cash or draw money because of their life style or slipping into the country illegally, should be thrown off that train!



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