Texas budget crisis threatens anti-sm...

Texas budget crisis threatens anti-smoking program

There are 3 comments on the Houston Chronicle story from Mar 29, 2011, titled Texas budget crisis threatens anti-smoking program. In it, Houston Chronicle reports that:

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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Mike Stone Sr

Amarillo, TX

#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!
ItsAFact

Frederick, MD

#2 Apr 5, 2011
Mike Stone Sr wrote:
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!
Very well stated, THANK YOU!

Since: May 11

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#3 Jun 7, 2011
Mike Stone Sr wrote:
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!
I agree.

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