Letter to the editor: Budgeting priorities

To the editor:

This is in response to the article claiming it is “shameful” for Kansas to not cut costs of breast cancer screenings.

As a woman my first impression was, yes, that is too bad. But then something in me was awakened to the fact that, we, the taxpayer, simply cannot be expected to cover every single thing that someone decides they want money for.

Face it, we all have a budget to live on and decisions must be made as to what is important. Yes, this may be important, so maybe you should cut something out of the budget that is not. When did someone decide that it was simply OK to just keep paying for things that they cannot afford? It is time to triage the budget and cut every single wasteful, unimportant and useless funding by the hardworking people of this state who have no choice but to budget for themselves.

There is so much waste now that when something is not passed, and thus not funded, it is almost a relief. Maybe, just maybe, someone out there is actually looking out for the taxpayer. We can only hope.

Julie Gorenc,

Baldwin City


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