Letters to the Editor

'Pay for their upbringing'

It never ceases to amaze me how the politicians and the bleeding hearts want to help the so-called down and out people of this world with my tax money. Your editorial April 16 regarding Assembly Bill 1331 by Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, is another example of how bureaucrats want me to pay (via taxes) to raise someone else's kid.

Not only are we to pay for their upbringing, but now they want to start a program to assure they continue to get free money via the Supplemental Security Income system.

I am all for helping the disabled, regardless if it's a child or an adult, but who is going to determine what is considered a mental health problem? Another bureaucrat? I'm confident that five or 10 years from now you will be writing editorials about the thousands of young adults who are receiving SSI benefits who don't qualify.

I've got to go to work now, and make money (pay taxes) to pay for the so-called sick, lame and lazy.

Candelario Medina