Letters: Reform welfare to encourage work

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While winning may not be everything, the truth is no one likes to come in last. My three years as an assistant attorney general under Jeff Landry underscored that lesson. Most of all, though, I hated to settle.

That’s why it’s so concerning to see our elected officials turning a blind eye to the fact that Louisiana continues to settle for backward policies when it comes to government dependency — and the repercussions for our state’s citizens are piling up.

Right here in Louisiana, over 60,000 able-bodied adults without dependents are stuck on food stamps, and 76 percent of them aren’t working at all.