Ray Ambrose: Please fund visiting nurse program

To the editor: 

I find it hard to believe the audacity of our elected officials.
They were instructed by the voters not to defund the Visiting Nurses. What could the justification possibly be to do so? Have we suddenly gone to war and the money needed for the war effort? Was there a hurricane that wiped out the infrastructure of the city? Maybe all the schools burned down all at once? No, I think not.
Then go back and do as you should. I am homebound and have made use of the service for about ten years and don't know what I will do if you arbitrarily eliminate it. There are many others in the same position. I rather expect that if you have consciences you will not sleep well at night if you proceed on this penny-wise and pound-foolish mission.
Thank you for reading this.
Ray Ambrose,