Welfare Does Not Relieve Moms' Workloads

The front-page article ``Washington Eyes California's Model for Welfare Moms,'' March 16, contains a sentence that seems uncharacteristic of the Monitor. It says of a hypothetical welfare recipient: ``She sits home all day watching soap operas on TV.''

I find that sentence ignorant, presumptuous, inflammatory, sexist, and classist. I have read that in comparison to the funds spent on welfare programs, the mortgage-deduction program takes twice the funds from the federal Treasury. Do you have the same attitude about people who take that deduction? Pat Cloutier, Minneapolis

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