Letter: Poverty isn’t black or white

If the president is going to attack Congressman Cumming’s district, he might also want to check out some other regions of our country that are suffering from high rates of poverty.

Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi are among the poorest states and their per capita consumption of federal social programs, such as food stamps and financial assistance, is among the highest in the United States. They also voted for President Trump and they have Republican governors and Republican legislatures.

Poverty is not a black or a white problem; it’s not a a Democrat or Republican problem; it’s not a city or rural problem. It’s an American problem. Somebody should inform President Trump: You don’t need to live in Baltimore to find disease, hunger, crime, and vermin, there is plenty to go around.

James Carr, Celina

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