This letter is in response to Jim Harwood's letter of Feb. 5. In it, he asked, "Why every time Augusta cuts, it's always the poor, the elderly and education?"
It is because the state can only cut what it actually funds.
People who take care of themselves don't get state aid. Wealthy people don't worry about money. Working class people, like myself, struggle to make ends meet and try to plan for their children's future.
I don't want anyone to go without the necessities, there just isn't enough money to keep funding all the programs.
The prices of heating oil, food and gas have skyrocketed and working people are struggling to provide for their families.
The governor knows that and is looking to cut where it will impact the least number of people. But every time he looks at a program, he is accused of attacking the poor and the defenseless.
Wasn't he elected to cut the pork out of Augusta? That is exactly what he is trying to do, but is constantly attacked for it.
Democrats lack the courage to do what needs to be done and always take the coward's way out by blaming someone else for the problems they created.
For once, it is time for officials in Augusta to put people before politics.
Glenn Chateauvert, Greene