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Child-Care Assistance

September 16, 2003

Re "Tighter Rules Likely for Welfare Families," Sept. 11: How can Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) dare to paint himself as "pro-family" when he balks at increasing child-care assistance to welfare recipients transitioning to work, saying, "Making people struggle a little bit is not necessarily the worst thing"? Does the senator have any idea what it's like to worry about the safety of your children while you go to work a minimum-wage job?

This attitude is a genuine threat to families, not an imagined one like that allegedly posed by the gays, whom Santorum loves to demonize. It's also apparent that this ardent opponent of abortion rights needs to worry a bit more about what becomes of children after they're born.

Trudy Ring

Burbank

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