Thursday, January 22, 2004


"The Governor's budget will hurt the economy and those who need assistance the most. Now is the time for those who are wealthy and fortunate to give back to society through paying their fair share so programs that are being cut can continue to serve our communities." -- Lydia Torres, Rehab Counselor, Drug and Alcohol, Santa Clara County

Let's see, now. The last time I checked, it was Ms. Torres' clients who were choking the jails, the courts, and the emergency rooms. Ms. Torres clients are the ones who get paid for being irresponsible, in the form of SSI, Food Stamps, AFDC, WIC, Section 8, etc. Tell me again: who needs to "give back to society?"