Sad toilet paper drive
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 11:58 am

How disappointing to read that the North Country is holding a toilet paper drive ‘to assist in meeting the fundamental need’ of low income families. I can’t think of a time that I was in the checkout line buying my groceries, that I was not offended by watching a low income individual or family scanning their items, only to see packaged snacks, sugar cereals, frozen dinners and soda hit the bag. I might agree that a majority of low income funding is individually spent on food, but it most certainly is not appropriate food being purchased on my tax dollars. When I see food stamp benefits regulated like WIC [one peanut butter, one orange juice etc.], then come ask me for another handout.

 

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