Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Plans to increase healthful food access for Seattle residents
Idealistic and impractical
I always love it when some idealistic editorial is written about how the cash-strapped city of Seattle needs to come up with even more ways to waste taxpayer dollars. This is written in protest of The Seattle Times editorial regarding the need to make every taxpayer in Seattle support yet another way to enable the poor by making good food affordable and accessible to all [“Bring city’s healthful food to everyone,” Editorials, Nov. 28].
Has it ever occurred to The Times editorial board that this stuff isn't free? That producing this stuff isn't free (in fact sometimes cost-prohibitive)? That Seattle in all probability cannot afford to pursue this? That other families who are already monetarily challenged struggle to feed their own families, let alone someone else's? Compassion must be tempered with common sense.
— Taiji Tamura, Shoreline