Abandoning The Needy Is A `Cheap Shot'

It must be a result of Lady Thatcher's frequent and popular lecture tours across the U.S. that survival-of-the-fittest concepts have crept into the Republican social vision ("The GOP's blind faith in charity," American News, Mar. 6). Seeking genuine and defensible savings in welfare programs is one thing, but for the government to abandon the responsibility of caring for the poor, sick, elderly, and homeless is another.

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