Letter: Fight poverty with the Constitution
Many people think that the federal government should help the poor. The federal government is supposed to be limited by what it can do by the Constitution. Because it has overstepped its authority, we have a national debt of $17 trillion. It also has caused additional taxation, regulations and inflation.
It has caused businesses to leave our country, prices to rise and regulations that are unattainable for most small businesses.
This has led to more people being poor, so now many think that we need more government to help the people that it hurt by its actions. We need the federal government to cut spending! This will lower prices and decrease inflation, and businesses will be able to remain in this country, which will lead to more employment.
The poor should be helped and this can be done through local help by philanthropic and religious organizations. By getting the federal government back to its constitutional limits, there will be fewer poor people and we will all have a better quality of life.
Janet McCarthy, via email