A Misguided Society

"Cash-Strapped States Plan to Cut Medicaid" (Jan. 14) begins: "Every state except Alabama has cut or plans to cut Medicaid health-care benefits for the poor this fiscal year as part of efforts to balance state budgets as revenue plummets."

In the same issue, "Turkey Mulls Letting U.S. Use Its Bases" says that "the U.S. reportedly has offered up to $14 billion in loans and grants." Is there some sort of disconnect here? Surely our own poor deserve better. Where are our representatives in Washington when we so desperately need them?

Jeffrey Hayden

Los Angeles

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