Re "State Welfare Negotiations: More Than the Bottom Line," editorial, July 10:
Wake up! The year is 1997. It is very reasonable for someone to find and secure appropriate employment in a one-year period. Gov. Pete Wilson's plan to emphasize a "back to work" attitude is appropriate and just. Welfare rolls are shrinking around the country because recipients are being told to find work instead of having employment opportunities find them.
The issue of mothers securing appropriate day care is of the utmost importance to the governor. How do most working women who take time off for childbirth survive? They find appropriate care while balancing their professional responsibilities with their personal lives. If there are not enough slots for welfare recipients' children, why not champion a program matching welfare recipients with jobs in newly created day care programs?
I support the governor's plan. We must try different ideas to clean up a program that has been exploiting our tax dollars for much too long.