To the editor:
In reference to Melissa Wood’s letter in the Saturday, May 22, Daily Sun.
I couldn’t agree with you more on most of what you wrote. However, I do believe that some families may have an issue with child care, and I repeat “some.”
Part of the problem is housing. I’ve heard of many individuals working more than one job to help keep their heads above water and pay their bills without going on welfare. Try looking in the newspaper for a place to live. It’s not cheap to live in this area. Some of the rents are unbelievable.
It’s definitely time for the valley to begin paying better wages. I can see some of the hourly wages increasing due to the shortage of help. A lot of individuals have worked hard for their money without expecting the government’s help to bail them out. The valley has made good money and it’s time to share in the wealth.
But I also feel like I’ve been slapped in the face by Gov. Chris Sununu with the incentives to people who now apply for jobs. I’ve worked through the entire pandemic with all the changes and guidelines that had to be followed in order to keep myself and my family safe. Gov. Sununu what are you thinking? Are you even considering giving to those who have worked right along taking chances with their lives on a daily basis?
I really do feel bad for the smaller businesses that have had to close their doors or shorten the days of operation due to the lack of help because they are struggling too!