I would like to know how it is fair that a single parent who has a job cannot receive any state aid, but others can sit at home on their butts, not working, and the state will just give them money.

I am a hard-working, single parent who barely brings home enough money to pay the rent, let alone pay for everything else a person needs to take care of a child, but when I go and ask for help, I am told, “Oh, sorry; you make too much money. If your hours get cut more than 24 hours a week, you can come back.”

I don’t get it. Shouldn’t the people who do not help themselves get less?

Jocelyn Clukey, Lewiston

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