Re "Cellphones are free for low-income Californians" (Page A4, March 6): At what point should the few remaining taxpayers who are left in this country start getting angry?
I don't mind helping the poor if they truly want to better their lives.
But what incentive do they have when the government provides food stamps, welfare, Medi-Cal, Obamacare, 99-week unemployment benefits and now free cellphones. What is next, free cars?
Our country is more than $16 trillion dollars in debt with high unemployment and very slow economic growth. Yet we pile on more taxes, more debt and more giveaways.
There was a time when people would take care of themselves and their families. Reliance on your own initiative to provide for your family gave people a sense of pride. No more. Now it is: what can the government give me? Is this the fundamental transformation of America President Obama was talking about?
-- David Halley, Winters
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