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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, November 30, 2023


Dear Source,

The team of "Turnball"-Richards should be embarrassed to attend any inaugural balls. For one thing, we and they cannot afford them: we, because there isn't any money, and they, because this story, as hard as they try to ignore it, will not go away.
As long as the money situation remains unresolved, it hangs as a blemish of this administration and will forever be what they're about: "nothing." You would think, in his final years as governor, he would want to do something symbolic to preserve his moment in history, to create some good he could be remembered by. Not this guy. He will forever be remembered as the governor who took from his middle-class poor and spread it around to all his "cronies."
These people must be deaf, dumb and blind. Don't they know the days for asking the federal government for handouts is over? That money is destined for other places and it doesn't include ours. The United States is about to go into a calamitous situation that will cost billions. We're near the last ones on the list of handouts. We have truly come into the 21st century and we should know full well, we are the ones that are responsible for our present and our future. No one will bail us out. They will assist, but only if we help ourselves, but not this way.
George Hollander
St. John

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