POSTED: Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:25am
Tyler, TX (KETK) — When you work in the news business you hear all sorts of stories.
Many of them sad, many I don't believe.
Sometimes they want us to become their representation against the storms of life.
Something we cannot do, usually.
There are just too many and that's all we'd ever do.
But I did get a call from a guy this morning.
He told me his troubles and I believed him, he can't get help.
He and his family get a $1600 check each month from the government.
After rent and utilities and phone and everything else, there is not a lot left over for this man who served his country.
That brings me to this.
The boston bombers who caused so much physical and emotional carnage got $100,000 in government money since they came here seeking refuge.
Refuge from a country they went back and vacationed in, could not have been that bad.
I find this reprehensible, and then their mother says we murdered her son.
But Judge Gene Pirro says it best on her show on Fox this past weekend.
Our welfare system stinks. It needs overhaul. There are some who really need it.
There are others who abuse it. We need to fix it so we can take better care of the people who love this county like the man I mentioned at the top of this editorial.
That's my point of view, what's yours?