Re "Out of work and out of alternatives," Feb. 7
I don't wish to heap scorn on Kevin Meyer, the onetime six-figure earner no longer eligible for unemployment benefits. But was he saving when he was pulling down probably $2,000 a week?
I'm not saying he and his family should have scrimped, but when he was employed as a spokesman for a rental car company, he could have put $25,000 a year into an accessible rainy-day fund while still enjoying life.
Most of those out of a job who are facing the abyss into which the Republicans in Congress are pushing them are falling from a lesser height than Meyer. By and large, they never had any fat years.