I couldn't agree more with Bea Olvera Stotzer (July 8) that we should look at Aid to Families With Dependent Children as an investment rather than a burden.
Sure, there are always people who take advantage of the system. However, setting a two-year limit for aid does not eliminate our social problem. If we don't deal with the problem now, we may have to pay a higher cost in the future. I would rather spend my tax dollars to support and educate the children who are in need than build prisons with accessories such as air-conditioning and TV.
And what about the role of father in this issue? Raising children is both father's and mother's job. To solve the problem, we need to find the root. Perhaps we should educate men better so there are less of them walking away from their responsibilities in the future.