Fuzzy thinking

Dear Editor:The news item, not attributed, on page 9 of your June 5th edition, "Stimulus Increases Food Stamp Benefits," is a fine example of how easy it is to get fuzzy thinking into the news. Now I do not think it is too controversial to say that our economy at present is not doing too well. To have an administrator, country welfare administrator Philip Browning, tell us that by handing out increased welfare funds brings us a bottom line return of $1.87 for each dollar handed out is nothing less than wonderful. Perhaps it follows then what we need to do is double or perhaps triple these hand-outs? Then to put the icing on the cake he tells us that the federal government pays for this! What I think we need is a new director for county welfare and fewer federal handouts along with those in Congress who vote for these things! - Richard B. Pridham, Downey

********** Published: June 12, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 8