gbear Posted May 22, 2017 Share Posted May 22, 2017 As we cut social service programs because they are too expensive, I wonder how long it will be until we relearn the lessons of "Million Dollar Murray." It doesn't matter if it is opioids (current epidemic), weed, crack or liquor. The question to my mind is how serious are we about solving the problems? One of my favorite quotes about what it takes for society to deal effectively with similar situations is "We can either be fair or effective, but we can't be both." How do you tell the hard working single mom that society will provide a home and counselor to this troubled man while she struggles to pay rent and provide food? Again, we can either be fair or effective. As I watch so many safety nets taken down because they are too expensive for the tax payers, I find myself expecting we will pay far more in dollars and wasted lives traveling down our chosen path in the name of "fair." There is a side of me left wondering if a problem that crosses racial and economic boundaries at will might finally bring the tragedies to enough light to re-inspire the side looking for solutions without preconceptions of morality beyond a desire to help those in dire need. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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