Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thoughts by the editor this morning

Waking up with a bitter, 30mph cold wind blowing against the house, I am thankful for a roof over my family's head, food packed in the refrigerator and pantry, and a low monthly heating bill. We say a prayer for the homeless in Minnesota, who are being thrown to the wolves with the Republicans setting the agenda for our troubled state.

1 comment:

DONNELLYSURFER said...

why is it that we expect that it is the job of the govt to provide for the homeless and the poor? how about we who have a roof over our heads and three square meals a day share some of our good fortune by donating to churches and other religious org that help the poor and the homeless? after all govt welfare programs are a fairly recent development for most of out country's history it was churches and neighbors that helped out the less fortunate. My grandfather died when my dad was 7 yrs old in 1915 yet my grandmother managed to keep the farm and raise three boys thanks to hard work and a lot of generous help from our church. with our state govt facing a multi billion $ deficit I feel that getting people off govt programs would be a step in right direction in balancing the budget and also save local county governments a lot of money too. I understand that it takes about 20 people to run all the various state and federal social service programs just in Stevens county. that is a lot of money in salary and benefits a county has to pay to say nothing of funding some of programs.