The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 6, 2013

Or don't get on board

The Commercial-News

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Of course, not all people on government assistance are bad ... these programs were always intended to “give a helping hand.” And now, for way too many, it has become a way of life.

“Get on Board or stand on the sidelines and cry” Neil Cunningham said in a recent letter in response to comments that President Obama is turning our once great country into an “ideological welfare state.” I have one question: Who do you think is going to pay for all these programs?

When you use the word “conservative” in your letter, I choke. Our great country is sinking in debt — and our state is worse. And it grows daily. Those numbers paying for these programs are less than those numbers now receiving. Do people understand that eventually the boat will sink?

Sandi Randall