May 26, 2019

Tractor bailout

Recently the BDN did an article relating that General Motors was given $25 billion to “retool.”

As a boy my parents insisted: “Never beg for anything.”

As a 73-year-old great-grandfather, I can honestly say I cannot ever recall begging. However, I am on the cusp!

Information about the lavish lifestyle of the Wall Street thugs and the indifference Congress has shown by gifting them hundreds of billions of dollars pushed me toward playing the part of the biblical beggar Lazarus.

We recall he died “desiring to be fed with crumbs from the rich man’s table.”

Two weeks ago I paid a man $150 for using his John Deere tractor to plow a garden plot whereon, not crumbs, but food will be grown.

I own a 56-year-old John Deere tractor needing work and with only a very few crumbs for GM’s $25 billion, I could afford to get it retooled.

David A. Richards


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