Wards of the state

One has to be extremely lucky to escape welfare once it has traveled full circle; i.e.,, a first time dependent mother has prior experience surviving independently of subsistence. From their first-time dependent mother, her children learn of alternatives to dependency. Those of her children who choose dependency will have children unaware of options. Those children will remain locked in a cycle of dependency.

Poverty then becomes a state of mind as much as it is an economic misfortune. Some persons, more fortunate, will view those dependent on their taxes as “human rats”, a description used by one commenter to the letters to the editor. Dependence of a majority on government assistance results in low expectations and resentment by that majority. The result will be that we will all be “Wards of the State” and subject to tyrants of our own choosing.

Jude Richardson

Cogan Station

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