Published DateTo the editor,
While I harbor no personal animosity toward Mr. Young, as he would have readers believe, he must be suffering from delusions of grandeur and paranoia if he believes I'm out to "financially damage" him and his radio program. In his attempt to portray me as the villain, he paints a picture of himself being the martyr being attacked by "liberals" who want to deprive him of his livelihood. If he feels "liberals" are out to get him – he gives himself too much credit.
As Mr. Young and conservatives often do when they are finding it difficult to defend their positions, they initiate character assassination. Young questions my motives and character by suggesting that I'm cowardly and a "loony socialist" living off those who work and pay taxes. It may surprise him to know that I worked two and three jobs (much like him) my entire working career - not unlike many working class individuals. Now that I'm retired, I've cut back to only one job. Fortunately, because I've saved and never overextended financially, I'm working because I enjoy what I'm doing and the people I work with. I've always considered myself a contributor and taught my children to do the same.
L. J. Siden