I’m absolutely thrilled that Sen. Marco Rubio has declared war on the poverty stricken. Fortunately, most of us truly caring Americans are totally with him in his courageous fight against frivolous government handouts, such as funds to purchase needless things such as home heating oil and the extension of the 26-week unemployment-benefits package. These are fruitless and wasteful efforts to address poverty.
It is so comforting, especially during one of the most severe winters on record in the United States, that Rubio has linked himself to the Beatitudes, and has made a significant addition to them: “ Blessed are the rich for they shall inherit the right to political power and deny those in dire need.”
Charles E. Hannemann, Palmetto Bay