The Taxpayer’s Lament

All together, as your average citizen looking to credible news sources and government budget publications, I gather that we could be spending up to 1.5 cents on every tax dollar to pay for the food, housing, and healthcare of people who do not care to work to take care of themselves. I'm not saying that's not a lot, but I don't think it's the hardship my high school friend imagines it to be. And I'm not saying it's right, but it's not wrong enough to condemn our admittedly flawed social safety net.

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