Spending the money others earned

What can be done about those who have lived off of the taxpayers in this country and live a full life with no responsibilities of their own? These people receive more from our state and our government to live an enjoyable life.

They do it on the backs of the hard working men and women who pay the bills. Some of these people often receive more money back at the end of the year from the government because they are not working.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Some of these people have no desire to work or assist in volunteering. Some do work on a part-time basis, but that is as far as their energy goes.

Why do they receive free cell phones, but those who work have to pay for them?

In the past, I have contacted our state and county officials to ascertain why there is no residency law for the welfare program in this state. I’ve heard stories about people coming here, registering for welfare and then taking it back to their home state.

No one can give me an answer on whether this is the case or why it is happening.

It is disgraceful and a slap in the face to the state taxpayers. Stand up and ask your state leaders why this is happening.

The only thing those collecting funds and not working should be entitled to is the ability to look for — and find — work.

Richard Makuch is a Dunkirk resident. Send comments to editorial@observertoday.com