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  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News stationMore >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:20:07 GMT
    According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, 39,518 Americans committed suicide in 2011 making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in our country.  Putting this number into perspective,More >>
    This week a high profile American actor and comedian, Robin Williams, took his own life.  The conversation following the loss is one of sadness, empathy, surprise and concern.  It's a conversation centering on his battles with depression and the primary impact it appeared to have played in his last days.More >>
  • Editorial: "Waste of Money"

    Editorial: "Waste of Money"

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:55:25 GMT
    Last week there was an article in the Washington Times detailing a just-approved $545,000 contract between our U.S. State Department and Florida-based consulting company. Why am I bringing this up? It'sMore >>
    Last week there was an article in the Washington Times detailing a just-approved $545,000 contract between our U.S. State Department and a Florida-based consulting company. Why am I bringing this up? It'sMore >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

On our editorial suggesting that the governor raise taxes to fund Medicaid, we received these comments:

"If the budget is passed at this severely cut rate, the shortage of physicians, hospitals, and clinics will dwindle down to 3rd world country status.  We all lose."

Yet another viewer wrote:

"Why keep pouring money into something that has no bottom?   You have more people on Medicaid than the state can afford. "

In response to our editorial stating that the legislature is mandated by law to reduce funding for education because of the Rolling Reserve Act, one viewer wrote:

"… the same Legislators to whom you are giving a pass are the ones who passed the Rolling Reserve Act.   Therefore, they are still at fault and should be called out in anger by name."

And we received a number of comments on our editorial suggesting that convicted drug felons not be allowed to get food stamps.

"If we provide them with a way to get food where do you think that money will go? Back to the drugs."

Yet, another viewer wrote:

"I think that a drug felon who has done their time and are paid in full, should have a chance at a new life and if they need food stamps, they should get them."

And a final comment:

"Non-violent drug offenders have no business in jail to begin with.    So here we are once again trying to treat a symptom instead of the disease: unconstitutional drug laws."

As always, we welcome your comments.

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