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Reader Input: US must finance domestic needs

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It appears our mental health and penal systems are broken. Our failure involves using superficial means to support those in need. These so-called off-shoot programs need to be centralized under one agency. They should be under the supervision of the county and subsidized by the federal government rather than spend our tax money on foreign aid; the government needs to pay for the American people.
This means we can have more mental facilities and fewer jails. We need to get our priorities straight in this society. It’s all a matter of our obligations to finance domestic responsibilities. We need to focus on the welfare of the people and stop playing money shuffle with their lives. We are foolish in denying the concept of the redistribution of wealth for the benefit of the struggling peoples.
ALLEN CASSIDY, Auburn