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Times are tough for many in our country, with the potential side effect of infrastructure failure - crumbling roads, electricity brown outs, failing water cleaning systems - a lot of things have been pushed aside due to the rising costs of everyday expenses. I’m willing to help out. My husband and I make about $75 K a year. We are fortunate enough to have a little extra to spare. I’m willing to pay a little more in taxes by taking no deductions to help our country regain its prominence in the world, to be sure our infrastructure is up to date and modern with an eye to the needs of future generations and their energy needs. Will you join us in helping our nation out of a tight spot? If you also have a little extra income to spare, perhaps the three of us could get a section of highway paved, or maybe aid a small community to repair its water treatment facilities for its residents. It sounds a little optimistic, but maybe you and I and my husband could affect our country in a positive way. Maybe more people could join us if you spread the word that you and I and my husband want to give a little bit more because we have a little extra. Now that I think about it, maybe your company can help out, too. Maybe instead of looking for tax incentives, your company can help out the government (the one that bailed out your company) by paying all of its taxes. Sort of a one hand scratches the other - our government was there when you needed them, now our government needs your business to ante up. I don’t want legislation to force you to - I think it would be a great PR step for your company to take the initiative. What do you think? Maybe you could be named CEO of the year on Time! I think it’s a win/win proposal. You might need to hold back the bonuses this year, but maybe if you explain that it’s for the good of 1. your country and 2. your company’s future, your upper management people will understand - not necessarily like, but understand. If we all pitch in and improvements are made around the country, more people will likely get back to work, which ultimately will help your business to thrive, too. I hope we can make a difference together. Don’t you?