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It has come to my attention one day last week while an acquaintance of ours was at the public library, there was a crowd smoking outside. Come to find out, they were giving out free cell phones with 250 minutes to people on welfare. If these people can afford cigarettes at $5 a pack (or are we furnishing them also?), they sure can afford their own cell phones. Why not do what taxpayers have to do and get a job, like I had to do?

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Your check should go for housing, utilities then groceries. Get a job or schooling and a car without taxpayers’ help. I am tired of working my rear off so they can smoke, have a cell phone and even a car.

What is wrong with us? Time to stop supporting these people.

Harriett Carleton

Merrifield

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
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