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Do you agree with U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal's (D-Santa Barbara) decision to attend Trump's inauguration?

Yes. He should definitely go and show respect for the new president.
I agree that he should attend to show Trump that Latinos have a strong voice in our government.
No. He should stand in solidarity with U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) and other congressional members who aren't attending.
I don't care what he does on inauguration day, as long as he does a good job as a congressman.

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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.