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‘Our Children, Our Future’ Takes Aim at Poverty, Health Issues

August 19, 2013

Editor’s Note: The following article is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” Coalition....

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Aug-19-13 8:22 AM

Is it possible to have more handouts, more food stamps, more social programs than those that exist in WV? Recently we decided to turn the schools into soup kitchens because so many kids are hungry. But no effort to address the parents who take the hundreds of dollars of food stamps given to them to feed their kids and sell them for drugs/booze. Thats not fun, we just invent another social program and golly it makes us all feel good, except that the kids continue to suffer and are neglected. So we turn the food stamp program into a stipend for meth and next we will wonder why drug use keeps rising. Cuz we pay for them. Sooner or later, if you really care about kids and not your own feel good ego you have to address the parents who neglect kids...and not just fund their drug and laziness. If you are on benefits, you cannot work or your free stuff is reduced, so you stay on benefits and add stealing and drug abuse to your means of getting cash.

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