Skip to comments.Down and Out in Vermont (Heroin in the hills)
Posted on 10/31/2013 11:35:31 AM PDT by listenhillary
On his way into town, Dana Gray wondered about the number of cars and pickups parked at a local health care clinic. It was Saturday morning, and normally the clinic would be closed.
A little further down the road, he drove by the St. Johnsbury farmers market where the local organic gardeners and farmers set up Saturday mornings and do a nice weekend trade in vegetables, eggs, and cheese. There were a few vehicles parked nearby. Fewer, though, than there had been back up the road, at the clinic.
At the office of the Caledonian-Record, St. Johnsburys daily, where he is executive editor, Gray asked someone, Hey, whats going on at the clinic this morning?
Its Saturday, remember? a colleague said. Free needle exchange day.
One of the women at the tablesensing my skepticism, perhapssays firmly, You know what the real problem is?
We are enabling these people.
We make it too easy for them.
Heads nod, all around the table.
There are so many programs. So much assistance. This is a good place to be an addict and a single mom.
The woman is not exactly angry and this is not the usual political rant against welfare mothers and paternalistic government. Im the one who is supposed to be giving that familiar speech. This woman works for the paternalistic government, after all, and her clients are welfare mothers.
If you are a single mom in Vermont and you have a cell phone, one woman says, then you just need to dial 211 and you will be talking to a real person who will tell you what the programs are and how you can get on them. You can be an addict and a mom and be taken care of.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
Enabling addiction.. Nothing new really.
WE are all ‘coolies’ these days.
Addicted to gubamint cheese..
And told to like it.
That article almost made me sick with sadness.
What a messed up system
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