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First Words: Readers weigh in on our intern’s blog about fighting in Fallujah and Gov. Rick Scott’s poverty problem 

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Sad sacks

I’m just one of those 230,000 sad sacks about whom Scott cares very little, if any (“Rick Scott’s poverty problem,” Jan. 8). I haven’t received a payment in over two months, and it’s nearly impossible to reach anyone at any of the numbers available. Even when I have gotten in touch with someone, they can never help me and just say they will send an email or request my case be looked at ASAP. What a joke!
Karp, via

Our intern fought in Fallujah

Thank you for your willingness to serve our country, Marine (“Our intern fought in Fallujah: one Marine’s story,” Jan. 10). I wish you hadn’t been sent somewhere that didn’t really serve our interests, but I respect the hell out of you for going. I was lucky in that my entire service (Army, Infantry) fell in between GW1 and GW2, and I never got caught up in any of the police actions like Bosnia.
Michael Davis, via

I hope Fred is on a paid internship and that you offer him a full-time position after he has finished. He deserves it.
CMiller, via


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