Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

April 28, 2013

No sense to save us

— This short letter is in response to Bob Schrameyer’s letter (The Goshen News, Thursday) concerning illegal tax credits. If the cost of “illegal tax credits” is at a level of $7.4 billion for tax year 2012 and stopped now — if I did the math correctly — it would take more than 200 years to offset the national debt.

Bob is correct in his thoughts. But a trillion dollars times 17 is mind boggling. Congress has to look at every little program and giveaway. I am very afraid there may not be an answer. You are correct Bob. But I don’t believe Congress has the dollars and “sense” to save us.

— Steven Westlake


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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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