The Washington Times - September 18, 2011, 03:36PM




“What they need to do is utilize the money for housing and helping people pay rent if they’re behind. With the economy the way it is, this is the way it should be utilized.”

Eric Ellis, Northwest, disabled








“It’s a good idea but it’s a diversionary tactic on his part to keep the spotlight off himself. But on its own, it’s a good idea.”

Patricia Gray, Capitol Hill, poet






“I think it’s good if it could help the people in the community.”

Bruce Sauls El, Northeast, unemployed










“That’s okay if it’s going to help the community, Maybe it can go toward education or helping people who are in service; people who give back.”

Jean Kniseley, Capitol Hill, dog-walker