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The Need Is Even Greater This Season

December 9, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: Due to recent closings of other service organizations, The Salvation Army has seen an increase in pantry clients. The need is even greater this seaso....

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Dec-15-13 12:16 AM

What with the bloated "defense" budget and the huge subsidies and other forms of corporate welfare that is being pumped out of our pockets I have to wonder why human service organizations are in such desperate straits? Could it be that the people in power work for the corporations instead of the people?

You betcha! Face it, they don't work for us anymore.

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Dec-10-13 8:13 PM

Get over yourself Carlaw. People in this country can afford to be taxed to death or they wouldn't have fancy cell phones or a demand for $500 video game consoles, $100 pair of shoes. It isn't my fault people in this country are willing to work 2 or three part time minimum wage jobs and spend less time with their families.

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Dec-10-13 12:06 PM

Oh so dramatic Carla. Slavery?

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Dec-10-13 10:53 AM

there will always be those less fortunate and in need. Of course there is a role in the Govt. as well as Private sector to help out. The elephant in the room is the people causing self inflicted wounds. As long as la shondra thinks it is normal to have 4 or 5 kids with 3 or 4 different guys... the cycle of poverty continues.. hmm

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Dec-10-13 9:02 AM

Seadog, 100% the fault of the republicans. This say no to everything worst house ever with a 9% approval rating. Republicans refused to compromise, but you didn't really need a history lesson, did you? Do you forget things that easily?

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Dec-10-13 6:01 AM

When you tax people beyond their ability to pay, it is called slavery.

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Dec-09-13 11:51 PM

Here's how it works:

- When people are in need, it's the government's fault. Unless they're for some reason deemed undesirable, then it's their own fault.

- When people in need receive government assistance, it's wasteful.

- When people in need receive donated assistance, it's charitable.

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Dec-09-13 7:05 PM

Sequester and shutdown. Two lies from the DNC to complain about not having unlimited spending.

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Dec-09-13 6:25 PM

Yep blame the government for all our ails. We had a say in 2012

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Dec-09-13 10:16 AM

The extra need is due to the Sequester. For those that do not know, the Sequester cuts vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform. It also threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs. So, yes, now more than ever it is time for those with means to step up and pay for what the conservatives have taken away.

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Dec-09-13 4:30 AM

Need has no season

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