Crumbs are still crumbs
When I read the following: “$1,000 may be crumbs to Nancy Pelosi, who is worth millions, but $1,000 is almost a month’s pay for me,” I giggled and started thinking.
My first question to myself was what about the other 11 months?
It is my understanding that people should get $1,000 a year under the new tax cuts (if it happens in Year 2 and beyond is another question), which is a little over $83 a month or 48 cents a working hour. In today's world, that is crumbs.
Can I buy a loaf of bread for 48 cents? Nope. Can I buy a gallon of milk? Nope. Can I buy a gallon of gas with that 48 cents? Nope. Heck, I can’t even buy a Happy Meal for 48 cents (remember when a child could be fed for $1.99?).
So I don’t know where the writer shops for food, gas, or even an occasional fast-food meal, but 48 cents today is crumbs.
Another thing I wonder is how many people who work today making minimum wage — not even a living wage — will realize the results of that $1,000.
Anne Camien, Wichita
New school at WSU
Efforts by Annie Koch for the new school on the Wichita State campus (Sunday’s Eagle) are noble, yet create a level of elitism that already exists between private and public schools.
I feel her efforts would be more beneficial to a wider group of students if she would try something on the public level to help all Wichita children.
Sandi Schreck, Wichita
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