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"Of course they wouldn't be expected to work."
Jan 12th, 2018 at 6:58pm
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That's what the (R) Lt Governor of Kansas told NPR about his states implementing a work requirement for medicaid.  Instead of saying, "why should hard-working people be busting their rear ends to pay extra taxes so people getting free medicaid don't have to set alarms clocks" he had to explain how beneficial it is to health for a person to work.  Asked about people using medicaid to treat addictions, he said, "Of course they wouldn't be expected to work."

What?  Work is the best thing an addict can be doing.  It will help him take his mind off the Oxycontin or the Meth or whatever.  Of course unemployed people turn to drugs to avoid feeling useless.  If the "work therapy" is ineffective, at least the person can use their paycheck to buy the drugs instead of robbing old people and little kids like the government does.

  
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Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:03pm
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burnsred wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 6:58pm:
That's what the (R) Lt Governor of Kansas told NPR about his states implementing a work requirement for medicaid.  Instead of saying, "why should hard-working people be busting their rear ends to pay extra taxes so people getting free medicaid don't have to set alarms clocks" he had to explain how beneficial it is to health for a person to work.  Asked about people using medicaid to treat addictions, he said, "Of course they wouldn't be expected to work."

What?  Work is the best thing an addict can be doing.  It will help him take his mind off the Oxycontin or the Meth or whatever.  Of course unemployed people turn to drugs to avoid feeling useless.  If the "work therapy" is ineffective, at least the person can use their paycheck to buy the drugs instead of robbing old people and little kids like the government does.



It's something you need to bitch and complain about burnsred because it'a a problem that's mostly peculiar to your country.

Would adopting Norway's prison system help to curtail the problem? Continuing with US dogma in all respects seems to be just making matters worse.

What to do burnsred, what to do? Punish people more? That wouldn't be consistent with Norway's system which you support!
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:04pm
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[quote author=5279784951160 link=1515801505/1#1 date=1515801810]

It's something you need to bitch and complain about burnsred because it'a a problem that's mostly peculiar to your country.

Would adopting Norway's prison system help to curtail the problem? Continuing with US dogma in all respects seems to be just making matters worse.

What to do burnsred, what to do? Punish people more? That wouldn't be consistent with Norway's system which you support!
In a civilized society nobody should be forced to work at the point of a gun!
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:09pm
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Don_G wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:04pm:
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Would adopting Norway's prison system help to curtail the problem?
Curing addiction by imprisoning people?

What an illiberal thought.

Did Norwegians come up with that idea?
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:34pm
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Don_G wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:03pm:
It's something you need to bitch and complain about burnsred because it'a a problem that's mostly peculiar to your country.

Would adopting Norway's prison system help to curtail the problem? Continuing with US dogma in all respects seems to be just making matters worse.

What to do burnsred, what to do? Punish people more? That wouldn't be consistent with Norway's system which you support!


Punish people more?  That's exactly the opposite of what I want to do.  I don't want to punish people for drug addiction.  I don't want to punish the addict by imprisoning him, nor keeping his drugs expensive by banning them.  I sure don't want to punish people who work hard instead of taking drugs all day by forcing them at gunpoint to pay for an addict's lifestyle.  I sure don't want to punish the hard-working by making them pay for prisons for drug users.

What a silly boy you are!

Write some more, though.  I just got a brand new bottle of Bulleit.  But maybe I should switch to Canadian Club for your posts, eh?



  
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