I appreciate your editor’s note to my letter the other day. However, you didn’t clear my questions.
Father/fathers? Where are they? Total benefits? Such as child care. Is Grandma getting welfare and payments to look after the kids? Medical? Those kids can go to E.R. or a clinic at your/our expense. Maternity care and delivery? Who paid for that? Preschool? Are kids in First 5? Transportation? What does she use while selling her wares? Is that declared income? This woman is not in poverty by my definition.
This woman and this story is a parallel to someone putting a box of kittens on my doorstep. I had no idea until that writer placed it on my step, and I opened the damn box. I would like to see a total tally (of benefits) on those that this writer calls “in poverty.”