Are welfare recipients worthy?

Regarding the Opinion page article "Myth of the Welfare Queen," Dec. 3: Sure, there are a few people who take advantage of the welfare system, but look at all the good things the system provides for the unemployed and desperately poor. The welfare system needs to be improved, but not by cutting benefits to citizens who already have very little. Michael B. Sheirik, Soledad, Calif.

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