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Letter: Caring for the less fortunate

Once again Gov. Pawlenty has chosen to go after the most disadvantaged people in our state: the elderly, mentally ill, both children and adults, and all the developmentally disabled citizens of Minnesota.

These people are the least able to advocate for themselves. Living conditions are usually poor and the little money they do get barely takes care of bare necessities, including medications which they cannot live without. As one sign in Minneapolis stated, "You don't want to see me without my psychotropic medications."

Counties, cities, schools have all cut about as much as they can and still leave some quality of life in Minnesota!

Why don't we all pay our fair share of taxes and take some of the burden off the least fortunate of our state?

Geri Dale