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    Re: Tax dollars used for taxi's for people to go to methadone clinics..

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Wow.. Watched a piece on CBS last night about millions of dollars of tax money going to pay for people (EACH DAY) to be driven by taxi's to methadone clinics to get their 'treatments' so they can try and get clean.
    One of the people they followed had a 98 dollar ONE WAY trip cost each day.

    To me this is an abuse of funds. if they could afford to get adicted to the drugs in the first place, they can afford to pay for their own transportation.
    I was with you all the way up to the last sentence....
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    Re: Tax dollars used for taxi's for people to go to methadone clinics..

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Yup, the more fucked up I get the more I deserve to be taken care of. That CAN'T turn out bad.
    I heard about this one liberal socialist who was always hanging out with prostitutes and corrupt tax collectors. Bastard!

    edit: And I know it's hard for you to understand but forced "charity" is not charity.

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    Re: Tax dollars used for taxi's for people to go to methadone clinics..

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    And again - exactly my point. Clearly an old boy network hooking up their buddies. But of course they don't get blamed, the recovering addicts do.
    Really? You don't see this as an attack on religion? After all, churches filled that need previously... I wonder how your would feel if tax dollars were used to transport little old ladies to church....
    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    And it's one of the best run states in the union. Face it, "blue states" have lower numbers of people on public assistance and better education than "red states" do.
    I taken you have never driven in MA?
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    Re: Tax dollars used for taxi's for people to go to methadone clinics..

    Quote Originally Posted by Pullinteeth View Post
    Really? You don't see this as an attack on religion? After all, churches filled that need previously...
    Religious organizations shouldn't be used for government functions. Transportation needs of the recovering addicts could be taken care of relatively cheaply, if some thought went into it.

    I wonder how your would feel if tax dollars were used to transport little old ladies to church....
    There's nothing wrong with assistance programs for the elderly. I don't hate the elderly - the GOP owns that department.

    I taken you have never driven in MA?
    MA has a fairly low povery rate. Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Alabama, etc - the God-fearin' bible-readin folks... all have much higher poverty rates.

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