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Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

Chuck: Why do feds fund meals, art?

In his latest "Just My 2 Cents" post on his Facebook page, Coeur d'Alene attorney Chuck Lempesis comments:

"So.... like many I was first dismayed at the Presidents decision to defund Meals on Wheels. In fact, I am also an art lover as my office and home demonstrates. I buy art not to collect or invest, but to support artists. Art like meals are an important part of our culture.. Somehow this led to an epiphany!!! When the hell did art and the delivery of meals to shut ins become the province of the federal government? Local communities, states, churches and lord forbid, we individuals can do those things for ourselves. The federal governments proper focus is on protecting our country and the few things that cannot be done by states and individuals. So maybe all the critics are best advised to start cooking and budgeting for a bit of art. That is the fabric of America."

Question: Should the federal government help fund Meals on Wheels and art work?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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