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1. Which statement best summarizes the cartoonist’s opinion?
a) government programs aren’t free
b) the government only spends as much money as taxpayers give them
c) government programs help those who are not able to help themselves
d) government programs are one of the most effective ways that we express caring and compassion toward our fellow human beings

2.  Do you agree with the cartoonist’s opinion on government spending?  Explain your answer.

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Cartoon by Glenn McCoy


1.  a) government programs aren’t free

2.  Opinion question. Answers vary.