I wanted to thank The Tribune for the Perspective that ran Sept. 21: Another insult to the poor.
I know how little individuals get when they are on food stamps. Many politicians have portrayed such individuals as taking unnecessarily from the government. My friend was making about $600 per month and was eligible for $8 in food stamps. Yes, lets cut her benefits; imagine living on a food budget of $8 per day, let alone a month. I leave you with this quote from William Morris: A society based on cash and self-interest is not a society at all, but a state of war.