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Food stamp use

unfair, teen says

My name is McKayla and I am turning 14 soon and I already think it is ridiculous about food stamps and welfare. I understand that the people who are injured or retired need them, but many people take advantage of the help without need.

My parents and the rest of the hardworking people have to get money taken out of their paychecks that they worked for to pay for the lazy people who sit around all day doing nothing but watching television and getting free food. In my opinion, it should be the other way around. The people who don’t have jobs should get them.

I mean, I also understand that their aren’t many jobs around this area, but you should at least try and show that you have respect. The small jobs that people have and aren’t getting paid well for barely have money and sometimes can’t even get enough money to put food on the table for their own kids.

I am not saying that the people who work should get food stamps, but maybe if the food stamps were taken away, you would have a couple bucks in your paycheck and not getting money taken out from the government to give to the liars.

Welfare should only be provided to the people who literally can’t work because of injuries or sickness. It gets me so steamed when I go to the supermarket and it is food stamp day and I see a whole bunch of people with food filled to the top of their carts.

Anyway, this is my opinion and I am not trying to offend anyone, but I think what I wrote is 100 percent true.

McKayla Cook


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