Dear President Bush, President-Elect Obama, Senators and Representatives;
After working all our lives, paying our bills and being fiscally responsible people, my husband and I both find ourselves unemployed through no fault of our own. We have been unable to find other employment. We, along with our three young children, also have no medical insurance as of December 31, 2008.
We are simple people. Our home is nine hundred square feet. We do not drive fancy cars, wear expensive clothes or take lavish vacations (any vacations, in fact). We teach our children to be good students, good stewards and good citizens. We are an indispensable part of society, as is every family.
While you are now considering bailing out the auto industry, in addition to mortgage companies and banks, I would like to request a portion of the $700 billion.
You will find my request substantially lower than others. After careful analysis of expenditures and slashing of non-essential items (I wonder if the mortgage companies, banks and auto makers can say the same), I estimate that my family of five will require $400,000. This money will enable us to pay all of our expenses and purchase health insurance (albeit the minimum coverage at approximately $1000/month) for the next ten years. Should we obtain jobs that offer health coverage we will put that money into our retirement funds which have taken a major hit in the stock market decline.
As you see, we do not require much. Some large companies have been deemed too important to the economy to let fail. Well, I say my family is too important to let fail. Please consider my request as soon as possible, my daughter needs vaccinations.
Beth A. H-----
PS. If you are unable to grant my request would you pass this along to some of those corporate CEOs who received those outrageous golden parachutes, they have money to spare.