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Who really gets stuck with the bill?

November 21, 2012
The Leader Herald

Recently, I read an article about welfare fraud. What really caught my attention is the dollar amount that was collected, which was more than $100,000. Now who pays this back? I hope it's not us hard-working citizens because we didn't commit the crime. Make them do community service and work off their debt (hence the word work).

Make drug testing a requirement. Maybe that will help cut down this crime. Go back to being a temporary assistance program. Control what types of food can be obtained with the EBT card. Make them get and keep a job.

I realize there are a chosen few who deserve to be on assistance, but I am not referring to them. I am referring to those who are committing fraud and currently getting away with it. Shame on you. There are people out there who could really use the help and you are ruining it for them. You know the saying: "One bad apple spoils the whole bunch."

Stop making working citizens pay for your laziness. We are sick and tired of supporting you. How is it that you can afford tattoos, alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets, even a nice car when you can't afford to buy groceries? Shouldn't there be some kind of concern about how they are paying for those luxuries?

KAREN LANGLOIS

Gloversville

 
 

 

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