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Published: Thursday, Nov. 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

With many seniors still making the choice of medications vs food it's a wonder there arn't more people that have an income but can't afford food. Does it make any sense to keep paying twice as much as people in other nations for health care, not cover anyone and have to suppliment people's food budget becuase they can't afford food and medication?

Mo it doesn't.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

Deseret News,
Didn't your favored presidential candidate refer to these people as the 47%? Has the holiday spirit softened your rhetoric?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Just look at that woman in the photo.

She looks like one of those greedy, entitled, uneducated slobs who sucks up welfare dollars because she is ENTITLED to them.

Or does she look like a kind, intelligent, hard working person who came to America with a dream of better life? Does she look like a woman who should be out waiting tables or cleaning up the floor at McDonald's despite her age?

To some, she's a leech. To others of us she looks just like a fellow human.

I guess it all depends on your perspective. But I think I know where she'd fit in a conservative's mindset.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Let them eat cake!

sally
Kearns, UT

If this woman is a legal immigrant with a low enough income, she could receive food stamps. Why would she need to use the food pantry? They do not need to make a choice between food and medical, they have access to medicaid if their income is low enough. If they are working then they would have enough money to cover most expenses. I do know that some immigrants send money back to their home country, thus not enough money to cover all expenses. That would be a choice for them. Why do we need to subsidize those choices. I obviously do not know the specifics on this situation, but I do know of those who are abusing the food pantry.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I hope that a free meal to the underfed once or twice a year salves the consciences of those who are shackling the economy, or supporting and collaborating with those that do. Free meals does nothing to solve the fundamental problems of unemployment and the government's plundering of social security for the retired.

I am out of work; can I start my own business? Not unless the government takes their undeserved pount of flesh.

My neighbor is out of work; can I hire him? I'm not sure if I then become an employer and have to ask permission of the governmen, register with them or the inappropriate agency, present quarterly returns, collect federal and local taxes..... Am I "paying him under the table" if I hire him without all the government uninvited involvement?

There aren't enough jobs. Why does he government do nothing about the illegal aliens that so often essentially take another man's job, or about the identity theft involved?

Why do the politicians rob us of initiative, opportunity, and tax us so we have only about half of what we earn to put back into the economy?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

A message from the irresponsible 47% who refuse to take care of themselves, and feel entitled to Free stuff....

[sarcasm, off]

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