I would like to know how much Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates and his fellow Republicans are personally donating to “private charities.” Enough to make a difference to the many families struggling to make ends meet, and stay healthy?
You may “believe in exhausting these avenues before turning to government as a last resort,” but I think you would find that for many families of the working poor the last resort time is long gone. As far as personal responsibility goes, these families are doing as much as they personally are able. I believe the strategy you advocate has been tried historically. In Victorian England. Didn’t work real well. (Check out Dickens.)
Jane Boyars, Meridian
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