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The writer says people who stay home are helping all of us by not working at jobs that put us at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Again today, there is a news item about a family being evicted from their home. This one was in Houston, but the story is the same, except this time the police started a GoFundMe page for them and others like them.

But why should (families) depend on getting publicity and pity? Shouldn't a great country be able to make sure that hard working people get a cut of what they produce?

In particular, with the pandemic still a factor in unemployment, shouldn't the country be taking care of the people who are helping us all by not working at jobs that put us at risk for COVID-19? If we are not able to employ waiters or Christmas Santas, shouldn't we make sure they can pay for rent, food and medical care?

I hope everyone will take this into consideration when they vote. After all, your job could be next.

Gail Johnson, Gresham


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