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This is in response to the Sunday letter, "Leaders lack fiscal discipline." When the writer says a person can "just walk in to any welfare office and get their hands filled with vouchers" does he know what he's talking about? You have to prove your need, it's not that easy. And why does someone need a voucher for education? Don't we have public schools? Please state some facts when you say "much of which goes for drugs and gambling." A few may abuse the system, but most are people struggling to find work, or have taken lower paying jobs to care for their families and feed their children.
The writer says the state should do as the taxpayers do, "if we don't have the money, it doesn't get bought." In all of my 65 years I've never known a man like you. One who has never had a house payment, made a car payment, or used a credit card. Remarkable.
Tom Ildstad
Mountlake Terrace

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