Deadbeats are the problem


I find it very interesting that the state and federal budget relies on cutting services that the legal citizens paid for. Whenever there is a shortage of money for the budget, our government automatically cuts police, fire, school and other benefits that help us survive.


Why not go directly to the problem, which is spending money to educate children of illegal immigrants, providing free services for illegals, such as medical and pregnancy care and also for the mothers of anchor babies. Why not go after welfare, Medicaid and Medicare fraud?


We need to set rules and procedures that will make it easy to identify the abusers of the system. Require that all people on public assistance be tested periodically for substance abuse. Require that all able-bodied people that are on public assistance work a 20-hour work week to continue collecting checks. Any one refusing should be dropped from the system.


The federal and state government know who most of the illegal aliens are, but choose not to arrest and deport them. Why? So as not to stir up trouble with the public that would cause the loss of their political careers.


We, the legal American taxpayers, are on the hook to pay for services to people who haven't paid a dime into the system.


The change that we need is to get rid of all the deadbeats, and bring our country back to being prosperous with honest people running our country and state.


Harvey M. Edwards, Barstow