Put another way, if you had to make a choice, which would you rather have:
A Test (0.00 / 4)
Mother Theresa (R)
Adolf Hitler (D)
Which one are you choosing? Yep! You’re a democrat!
Please forgive my Hitler reference. Some folks just need that big a wake up call.
by: billxi @ Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 00:08:18 AM EST
Gov. Patrick: What are your values and priorities?
Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 10:43:10 AM EDT
(Frank speaks up for the substance abuse program. – promoted by Bob)
As many of us here understand, it is not what politicians SAY about what is important to them…it is their actions that really indicate their true priorities and values. Specifically it is how they direct money within the budget.
Well today there is every indication that Gov. Patrick’s Administration cares very little about basic preventive measures that can save lives, prevent crime and save society millions of dollars in healthcare costs. I’m talking about the scheduled closing of a substance abuse center that treats more than 1,500 people every year. But instead of closing his DC office (we do have 12 congressional offices that be our advocates) or trimming dozens of obscure agencies that have lived long past their usefulness, Gov. Patrick has deemed these budget line items to be far more important than saving lives.
But why listen to me. Read what a well known District Court Judge, who deals with these issues everyday, thinks about cutting substance abuse services. And the 11 minute video below not only shows how wide spread the problem of heroin use is in the state, but it highlights the families that are struggling with loved ones who need help. It is these people that Gov. Patrick’s Administration is turning their back on.