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Are you worried about gang violence increasing or coming in from nearby counties?

Yes. We can kiss the Happiest Town in America title goodbye.
I'm more worried about white collar crooks like Kelly Gearhart, Jay Miller, and Al Moriarty.
No. Our law enforcement is more than equipped to handle the problem.
It's inevitable unless we beef up outreach and social services for vulnerable youth.

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The following article was posted on December 13th, 2012, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 20 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 20

Welfare is a spirit killer

Santa Barbara

By Kevin O'Connor

The welfare food stamp and Section 8 handouts have been a disaster for our country. What happened to working hard to get ahead, and relying on family, neighbors, friends, churches, and charities for help?

Welfare kills the American spirit and allows slackers to work the system. We must end the 50-year-old failed social experiment, welfare, that destroys lives and creates dependency like drugs.

Why work today with all the handouts? Now the lazy people would rather let others do the heavy lifting. Sad time in America.