Re: “Lawmakers to vote on program for low-income babies” [Dec. 27, Northwest]:
On the primary day of Christmas Washington state gave to me: a break within the cycle of poverty. Sure, that’s my dearest want this Christmas season, and hopefully it’s the want of all Washingtonians that the 47% of our folks in want could have the means to set cash apart for his or her kids’s futures.
This Christmas want can come true. State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti and a few lawmakers are once more making an attempt to go the Future Fund, which might put aside an quantity for every eligible baby to entry when they’re 18-35 years previous. This fund would assist them achieve increased schooling, beginning a small enterprise or towards homeownership.
Think about the marvel of lifting so many out of poverty. Allow us to all assist this Future Fund. The newly enlightened Ebenezer Scrooge of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” would clap his fingers in glee at its passage.
Jan Thomas, Seattle