Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 1, 2012

Debating child care assistance

— — A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On a poll question asking how would you rate NBC’s coverage of the Olympics?

• Some of the commentating is really bad. Too much opinion about doing this or that right or wrong, to much negative criticism. On the positive side the coverage of some of the odd events is really good — Samuel B.

 

On whether West Virginia should continue to fund child care assistance for low-income families?

  • Yes! — Carol P.

  • I don’t think that they should pay for the entire amount. I think that it would be OK to help with a portion of it. When I was in the military lower enlisted soldiers got help with 20 hours of child care a week. To me that isn’t unrealistic — Jamie L.

 • I think if your a hard working mother and your single or if your a hard working father and your single — two if your married and you need the help — yes I think the people should have it. But now the ones that are lazy and drug heads — no no no. I don’t think they should get anything. I think they need a drug test done! I think U.S. taxpayers have a right to say what our money is used for and I sure don’t want my hard-earned money used to buy someone else some drugs. It makes me sick to know that all these dope heads get everything handed to them on a silver platter and that goes for the lazy people too! So no them people should not be privileged to have day care paid for! — Danielle G.

• This is common sense to me. If you are low income already, and struggle to make ends meet, you obviously can’t afford $25 a day for child care. This is not the place and time to make budget cuts — Tiffany S.

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