Letter to the editor

Posted: July 24, 2012

RE: FEEDING FRENZY (Editorial, July 16)

How terribly sad it is that after 60 years of Democratic rule, Philadelphians cannot even afford to feed themselves. Yet the DN wants us to celebrate the use of $61 million in food stamps each month because that sum supposedly multiplies itself and "adds $106 million to the local economy."

Certainly, money that is put into circulation for any reason gets spent and respent many times, but the idea that welfare spending has a positive effect on the economy is silly. If that were true, all we would need to do to solve our economic woes would be to give everybody an ACCESS card.

Michael Kubacki

Philadelphia

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