Recently, a letter to Newsday stated that health care and education should be the primary responsibilities of government ["Health care is a basic gov't function," July 22].
If this is true, shouldn't supplying food to citizens also be included, since we can't be healthy without a good diet? But wait, perhaps housing should also be a primary government responsibility, since we can't be healthy without a roof over our heads.
Further, how can we get a good education without government supplying our books, computers and tuition money? Finally, we can't be educated or healthy without clothes, so government should also buy us clothes, shouldn't it?
Oh, I forgot. How can we be educated and employed without being connected? Let's add a cellphone to the government shopping list. Would anyone like to add to the list of the things that government (taxpayers) should buy for us?
Michael J. Cisek, East Islip