President Barack Obama The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500
The Economy Vs. My Family: Who is going to fair better?
Dear President Obama,My name is Destiny Mathis and I am a 26 year old singlemother of 3. I am hoping that you read my letter and respond sothat my family has a sense of hope going into the next year of your presidency. I am a resident NW Indiana where theunemployment rate is hovering at around 9.5%. I am strugglingdaily with the uncertainty of today’s economy. I am a Surgical Technologist and have been practicing as one for 6 years. Igraduated at the top of my college class in 2005. I just recentlylost my job in January due to the birth of my 3
child, a baby girl,Londyn. Unfortunately, I am one of the dreaded “99-ers” in needof a Tier 5. I am scrambling to figure out what the next fewmonths will bring for my 3 children and me. I can say the futurefor us looks EXTREMELY bleak and unpromising.As I look back on when I first heard you were running foroffice, I was excited but optimistic at the same time. With mymind made up to support this change, I campaigned in myneighborhood and got Barack the Vote t-shirts made. When youwere elected, I cried. I even tried to see you when you came toHighland, Indiana but I was with my mom because she had cancerat the time. She is now in remission.With the midterm elections a thing of the recent past, I stopto think if things are going to get worse because of the