Budget cuts first step in solving social issues

info@islandpacket.comAugust 25, 2013 

The new D.C. miracle drug, "sequestration," which knocked 57,000-plus kids out of Head Start, is really short-sighted. Except for the two meals a day the kids get, which they wouldn't get otherwise, everybody knows Head Start doesn't work. So good riddance. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, sequesterers.

Listen up. Dig deep. Those 57,000-plus kids have a parent. (I would say "parents," but we all know all these kids are the issue of unwed teens or single female parents.)

Washington, here's another way to cut costs. You have to target (are you listening NSA?) the parent. Make sure she doesn't qualify for food stamps. (You've already done that, right?) Or unemployment. Zero entitlements. No taxpayer dollars.

If there is no money, there is no food. What happens when you don't eat? Problem solved.

Paul deVere

Ridgeland

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