The poor can make themselves rich

12/10/2012 6:47 PM

12/10/2012 6:48 PM

I'm tired of hearing about the rich sticking it to the poor.

I decided at a very young age that there are two ways to handle poor — blame your mom and dad and everyone else, or figure out how to get rich.

I'm a high school dropout who left home at 16. Four and a half years in the Navy, 10 years at IBM, 10 years at Memorex, college at night until I was 40, attaining the position of engineering manager and a magnetic head engineer, 12 hours a day, seven days a week for many years.

I'll put my tax payments against anyone; I paid $1 million one year, but that's good because the government gets half and I get half.

Now get off your duff and apply yourself as I did and I can guarantee you will improve your position in life.

DON FAUBION

Oakdale

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