Kevin Meyer

Letters: Give the jobless a break, Congress

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.

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