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BUDGET: Don’t cut benefits to the disabled

Letter by Peggy S. Riecan, University Place on April 6, 2012 at 9:55 am | 15 Comments »
April 6, 2012 9:58 am

Re: “Zarelli draws federal disability, eyes state cuts” (TNT, 4-6).

I have a brother who, through no fault of his own, is a lifelong schizophrenic. He depends on the services state Sen. Joseph Zarelli wants to cut.

Most of the people who depend on these services are mentally ill, not dependent because of “poor life choices.” Most people who make lifelong “poor choices” are mentally ill to begin with.

Shame on the politicians who want to cut out the services that needy people are so desperately dependent on. And extra shame on politicians like Zarelli who are so blantantly hypocritical.

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