I would suggest that instead of the governor’s proposed cuts in the Department of Health and Human Services budget, he give another look at those people who are not actually eligible and remove them from this state assistance.

Yes, it may require hiring a couple more people to do this work but their salaries could be more then recouped by removing those truly not eligible for state assistance and who are abusing the system.

We shouldn’t hurt everyone who needs assistance because of abuse by a few.

I’m really surprised that our governor, who grew up in a situation where he could see the real need for state assistance all around him, would even try to eliminate these life-saving programs.

The true needs are not going to go away just because the funding is cut.

David Hayden

Whitefield