Size of paycheck should determine child’s future

Wait, did I read that right? I had to reread the quote several times. I couldn’t believe my eyes. As reported in the Feb. 15 News, President Obama stated, “The size of your paycheck shouldn’t determine your child’s future.” Well, of course it should. Isn’t that why people work? To provide a good life for their kids?

If there is no difference in the quality for life for families when parents work, why would they try to get a better job, go to school or get a second job? I thought that is what the American Dream was all about. The ridiculous notion that everyone should have the “same stuff” whether he or she works or not needs to end before we’re all bankrupt.

Chris Nieman

East Aurora