They’re your kids, support them!


I have never had my sensibilities so offended as when I read the Aug. 15 letter Our children need SNAP. First, others’ children are not our children and it is their responsibility to provide them with food, clothing and housing.

I have four children. I work and so does my husband. We feed our children and provide for them. We don’t need or want others to support them.

Elected officials need to go back to Washington and fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act, compel drilling and fracking so that our gasoline costs can drop dramatically, stand up for the Constitution and represent the majority of their constituents. We need jobs, not immigration, freedom, not regulations — and we need bleeding-heart liberals to put their money where their mouths are. If they want to support other people’s kids, go ahead, but please leave the rest of us out of it.

Candie Suarez, Hialeah

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