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The ‘I’ve-got-mine’ attitude

December 22, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

A Nov. 8 letter ("Obama and the middle class") from a Washington, W.Va., resident represented the "I've got mine, dump the others" mentality that permeates extreme right-wing "thinking" these days. While most of her letter was pure Fox drivel (I dared criticize her hero, Bill O'Reilly) one of her complaints requires a brief response in keeping with the season when (as Charles Dickens observed in December 1848) "Want is keenly felt and Abundance rejoices."



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