Texas budget crisis threatens anti-smoking program
Lawmakers are prepared to suspend the state's smoking prevention program because of budget problems, despite estimates that smoking-related diseases cost Texas at least $1.6 billion a year in Medicaid payments alone.
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#1 Apr 5, 2011
Come on , lets get real, government programs by the thousands are a big part of the so-called shortage in state and federal funds! LEAVE US ALONE, the people deserve to seek their own lives and the details in those lives! Man, especially American men (and women) are independent by nature, and only a prolonged assault against those tendencies can begin to turn people toward dependencies and the failed ideology of "socialism"! In my opinion the efforts of the 1960s "great society" has led to weakening the American fabric, beginning with the near total destruction of the "black" work ethic in large cities, and eventually leading to dependency of parts of every ethnic group in the US! So, we must not just consider these little programs as totally harmless because it is the minute, countless, unneeded intrusions on Americans' freedoms and choices that are strangling our society!
#2 Apr 5, 2011
Very well stated, THANK YOU!
Since: May 11
#3 Jun 7, 2011
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