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Updated: November 19, 2012 2:49PM



Link cards

For a long while I have been upset about the letters about Link cards. As a grateful holder of a Link card, I would like to speak the truth about them.

First of all, the recipients are carefully screened. You have to prove your need.

When you go up to the checkout in any store, after everything has been rung up, you swipe your Link card and what is allowed is deducted from your total. Those things not covered are paid for by the buyer. Things not covered are cleaning supplies, soap, paper products, pet food, alcohol, beauty products and probably more.

A Link card has saved many of us who are unable to work, but do not have enough money through no fault of our own. I hope people will learn the truth about subjects they complain about.

Aileen Tyson

Waukegan

They said nothing

Conservatives said nothing when the Bush administration took a budget surplus and deficit of $5.7 trillion and almost doubled our deficit in eight years. They said nothing when the Bush administration ignored seven separate warnings of the 9/11 attacks.

They said nothing when the Bush administration invaded Afghanistan with inadequate forces and let our enemies escape. They said nothing when the Bush administration lied this country into invading Iraq.

They said nothing when the Bush administration tortured prisoners of war, when the Bush administration let New Orleans drown during Hurricane Katrina, when the Bush administration illegally spied on American citizens.

And they said nothing when the Bush administration ignored numerous warnings of the Great Crash of 2008. But the moment that Barack Obama was inaugurated, they suddenly found their voice.

Bill Shorts

Waukegan



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