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  • Dolly Butler May 16, 12:14 p.m.
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    Crystal and Cheryl - I wonder if both of you are against any help with Family Planning? How about abortion? How do you feel about that?

  • Brenda Lawrence May 16, 12:12 p.m.
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    This statement says it all...playing politics with poor people's lives. How low can you get?
    "Another provision included in a budget amendment that passed at about 3 a.m. Friday, shortly before the Senate gave final approval to the $22.9 billion spending plan, would cut education funding to children in several poor counties. It came after Democrats who represent those counties angered Republican leaders during the budget debate."

  • Cheryl Ford May 16, 9:02 a.m.
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    Crystal, I agree with you 100%. Why continue to have children that you cannot afford? The excuse that it hurts the children should not apply. As adults, you should be able to decide if continually having kids is what you want or is it what you need because of public assistance opportunities. I so miss common sense.

  • Crystal Czeck May 15, 8:47 p.m.
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    Sadly, there are too many people that use this system that don't really need it. It affects and punishes the people that do need the help. There were times that I struggled making ends meet. I made too much money to even come close to qualifying for assistance. What did I do? Well, I certainly didn't have anymore children. I had one child, and I stopped there. I couldn't afford anymore. If you can't afford the kids you have, don't have more kids. If people would stop using the assistance program as a lifestyle choice, this probably wouldn't be as big of a problem as it has become.

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