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Letters to the Editor May 24, 2011

Can’t pity those on system when I work and have costly insurance

Regarding the May 17 letter “Unfair to say that people who live on system are lazy, criminals,” are you kidding me! Unless a person is born with a silver spoon in their mouth they have to find their way in this world!

California affords the most disadvantaged all that the country has to offer! The federal government pushed to get everyone educated!

I didn’t grow up with a great support system in my family but I married a wonderful husband that is one of the smartest people I will ever know. If you want to lean how to beat depression, pull some weeds! There is nothing better to deal with ADHD than turning off the TV and if your child is inappropriate in words or actions than start gardening or go for a hike.

Welfare provides the best advantages for the poor that life offers. I am fine with providing my hard-earned money for medical for someone that works, but how can I feel sorry for anyone that doesn’t work when I have deductibles and co-insurance to pay of over $3,500 per person!

Unless a person is lazy they can do a job. Freebees are only going to get harder to get so everyone is going to have to be prepared to do hard jobs to make ends meet because no one wants to hear that they cannot do anything unless that person has physical issues that might keep them from working.

I don’t want to be mean but I cannot afford to support you! I have my own medical issues that I have to save for. If I cannot afford to take care of myself, why do you think that I can take care of you?

Brenda Johnston

Crescent City


Pleasantly surprised to find column by Chuck Blackburn


On May 19 , I was pleasantly surprised to find Chuck Blackburn’s column in The Daily Triplicate.

It was about the 1964 flood and I thought, ‘Oh another flood story, and I’ll just skip it!’” I read other articles and then came back to Chuck’s column. I began reading it and couldn’t stop, as it was a completely different “take” on the flood and something I had not heard before concerning the Klamath flood of 1964. A very personal account, very interesting and I look forward to many, many more interesting stories from Chuck.

I should have known better than to even think about skipping his article as he is so personable and writes the same way.  Thank you Chuck!

Richard Wendt



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