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Letter to the Editor: Stop the abuse

— Misused

To the editor:

In response to the letter, “Deserving Pity,” on the 26th:

As someone who has worked in a “Quickie Mart” when younger, I have seen so very many people misuse the system to buy chips, pop, candy, and food that has no nutritional value using the money from taxpayers. It is unconscionable that this practice should be allowed.

My daughter just told me that her boyfriend used his mother’s WIC card to buy their lunch from the deli when she was in high school.

What? How could that even happen?

Changes truly need to be made.

Admittedly, many people truly use this money in the way it was intended.

And they deserve every dollar we pay. But those who abuse the system should be shut down.

Valorie Elwood

The Dalles


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