2017-05-17 / Letters

Have you ever...

Dear Editor:

Have you ever felt betrayed, lied to, misled or taken for granted? I hoped things would be different. His promises sounded sincere and honest, the words rang with conviction.

For once, I felt someone heard my struggles and frustrations, my fears and worries, my hopes and dreams. He promised we would have enough food, enough to pay the bills and some leftover, we wouldn’t have to worry about growing old, and the kids would have a better future to look forward to. He said that he would be honest, upfront and not hide anything. It was a relief he had money and didn’t care what other people thought. He cared about making my life better. We were in this together. He was convincing. I was raised to believe...promises are honored never to be taken lightly, and actions speak louder than words.

With each passing day, I find myself clinging to those words...because the words and actions don’t match. He has others trying to convince me that what I’m seeing and hearing isn’t real...that I’m misunderstanding everything...what I heard isn’t what he really meant...making me feel a little crazy at times. I’ve tried telling him I was not happy, that he wasn’t keeping his word and this wasn’t what I expected. But, he ignored me.

I’m struggling to open my eyes. Each day, slowly realizing he’s been, little by little, breaking many of his promises. Unless we make more money, the kids aren’t going to have the kind of education they deserve. Their future uncertain.

We won’t be able to afford just basic medical insurance... and one illness away from losing the little we’ve worked so hard to have. He said he respected women...but now I’m not so sure.

Retirement...can’t afford to think about that now. Just last week, he made it clear, he really doesn’t care about the elderly, the sick, the disabled...someone like me in the years to come. If I can’t afford the medicine or services...that’s too bad. He cares more about giving money away to those that have more than enough...than helping people like us.

The hardest part is that he knowingly lied to us...so he could get ahead. He took advantage of our hopes, dreams and fears...to get where he is today...the most powerful man in the world.

Gisele Aoussat

Berkeley Springs

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Your letter is poignant,

Your letter is poignant, dignified, and articulate. Consider sending copies to Congressman Mooney https://mooney.house.gov/ and to WV Senators Manchin and Capito.

Though it may seem futile,

Though it may seem futile, without hope of a response, there is value in sharing your thoughts directly. Consider sending him a copy of your letter. The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20500

The White House 1600

The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington D.C. 20500

And you think you'd be better

And you think you'd be better off with the alternative?

Where has honoring one's

Where has honoring one's word gone ? the handshake i used over the years as a bond when agreeing to a business deal . my word has always been trustworthy and am proud of that fact . I too had high hopes we had a breath of fresh air rise to the top . It seems we may have been conned . Being poor should not be a crime nor a excuse to becoming a criminal . that should go double for people who have a well to do life style but it seems good character is becoming rare these days

There are many that continue

There are many that continue to wear those rose colored glasses. Sorry this happened to you. We need for all Republicans to see this and put country before party.