Letters to the Editor

States are like grown children

The article "States consider: What if the money stops?" (Aug. 1) about how the states depend on federal government payouts reminds me of family situations where grown children over a number of months or years begin to depend on their parents to supplement their income. These children may not realize, same as states, just how much they siphon and become dependent on the handout.

It is hard for anyone to cut back on spending. But maybe it is time for everyone to say, "Let's postpone spending like we have been until we get through this."

And stop expecting the government to supply our every extra need (or stop expecting your parents to supplement your income if you are adults).

DOLORES COX

Modesto

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