Letters to the Editor

Crack down on welfare recipients with strict rules

If I were in charge of Florida for one year:

People on food stamps will only be able to buy large bags of rice and beans, powdered milk, canned soup, peanut butter and jelly, store-brand bread, oatmeal and eggs.

If you want to buy steaks and pizza or cigarettes, then get a job.

Then we would test for drugs, alcohol and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol and smoke, then get a job.

Government housing? You will have to personally maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home will be subject to surprise inspections and all possessions will be inventoried.

You want a big screen TV or Xbox, then get a job.

Everyone on welfare of any type will have to present a check stub each week from a job or you will report to a government job and do clean-up, maintenance work or any job we see fit for you to do just to keep your welfare benefits.

You want our taxpayer money? Live by the rules. The current system rewards bad behavior.

Now, while you are on government subsistence, you cannot vote because it would be a conflict of interest.

Mike McLeod