Leonard Pitts on Confederates and a request from a Korean War veteran in today’s letters to the editor.
A poverty of experience
Evidently, Mike Cox (“Drug tests would end neediness,” Nov. 24 letter) is too rich for food stamps, has never been overworked and underpaid, and never been out of work.
Today, lots of people are out of work because their jobs were outsourced or they were fired for little or no rational reason with no meaningful recourse. Many others are working for minimum wages.
His statement “There would be more than enough food stamp assistance to go to people who are truly in need if we could eliminate fraud” sounds like Fox News absurdity. How could he know this to be the truth? Opinion, with no basis in facts.
Drug testing for these people? What a joke. Let’s drug test all of our state senators and delegates and our U.S. Congress.
Unemployment assistance limited to four months for any two-year period. This sounds like tea party nonsense. I find it amazing that multimillionaire radio and TV jocks and politicians are the main ones supporting such nonsense. Wonder why?
They must think that God is not listening or watching.
Woe unto them.
THE REV. ALFRED FOGLEMAN