Renaissance program funds cut

Renaissance program funds cut

There are 9 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Oct 14, 2010, titled Renaissance program funds cut. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

Sally Barry had some good news and bad news to share with the Lebanon County commissioners Thursday.

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King Arthur

Lebanon, PA

#1 Oct 14, 2010
All those damn Knights and Queens, I hate that faire anyway.
general

Lancaster, PA

#2 Oct 14, 2010
This twit says it won't cost us anymore money at the County level. I guess once again they will send someone to H- Burg to pick the money from a tree. All for a bunch of doper's. This program cost the taxpayers, 2.3 million last year.
move x2

Rheems, PA

#3 Oct 14, 2010
Move Druggies out of the VA and into Guantanamo.

Move Disabled Veterans out of the park chairs on North 9th St and into the VA.
Crap

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Oct 15, 2010
general wrote:
This twit says it won't cost us anymore money at the County level. I guess once again they will send someone to H- Burg to pick the money from a tree. All for a bunch of doper's. This program cost the taxpayers, 2.3 million last year.
Those dopers would cost more than 2.3 million dollars if we simply locked them up in jail without treatment. Treatment actually saves us millions of dollars by keeping them out of the justice system. Why don't you people understand this?
Morbius

Myerstown, PA

#5 Oct 15, 2010
While I can appreciate the need for society to aid the most fallen among us, where do you draw the line between those who are 'down on their luck' and those who have thrown their luck away?

In other words, why is the taxpayer being burdened with paying for the mistakes of so many people?
Crap

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Oct 15, 2010
Morbius wrote:
While I can appreciate the need for society to aid the most fallen among us, where do you draw the line between those who are 'down on their luck' and those who have thrown their luck away?
In other words, why is the taxpayer being burdened with paying for the mistakes of so many people?
What are our choices????
1) Save money by not offering D&A or mental health treatment. If we do that there will be an endless cycle of incarcerations which will just burden tax payers even more.
2) Provide mental health or D&A treatment at the fraction of the cost of incarceration and finally break the cycle of incarceration which saves all of us money in the long run.

"The average annual operating cost per state inmate in 2001 was $22,650"
Funky Tut

Rheems, PA

#7 Oct 15, 2010
People like Morbius would prefer the alternative of ignoring the problems until it affects themselves or their own children, all while letting the gutters pile up with bodies.

Makes as much sense as eliminating the fire department because your own house isn't burning down.
My2cents

Lebanon, PA

#8 Oct 15, 2010
When I was in elementary school I remember some kids calling the children with "special needs" all sorts of awful names. They would bully those kids and make fun of them for their disabilities.

As an adult I'm saddened to see that apparently some adults still have the mind of an elementary child. They continue to name call (dopers and druggies) and treat others with such disrespect.

Thankfully, I'm not disabled and I'm not addicted to drugs or alcohol. I am also thankful that I was never so ignorant that I had to resort to name calling or bulling to make myself feel better, tougher, smarter.

Disabilities or addictions makes no difference, it's a problem that some people have. Did you ever stop to think about how that disability or addiction may have come about?

EXAMPLE:
Disability could be a birth defect, a car accident of victim of abuse or illness.
Addiction could be result of being abused as a child, soldier suffering from PTSD, could be the result of pain medications given from an acute medical condition, or effects from depression.

Yes, it's true that some people just enjoy taking drugs or drinking alcohol and abuse their drug of choice. However, if that is the case then it's only safe to assume that anyone addicted to smoking a cigarette is a doper or a druggie since they obviously have an addiction to nicotine. Also, let's not forget those among us who are addicted to coffee or soda, that addiction would be to the caffeine.

This brings me to ask, when are people going to grow up and stop acing like children? When are you going to stop pointing fingers at others and criticizing them?? Do you really feel that bad about yourself that you have to put others down?

So you don't like having to pay your taxes ( who does like to pay taxes??).... then complain to your government. Believe it or not, they take more of your tax dollars for their own salaries then any prison or treatment program ever has!!
Benjamin

Lancaster, PA

#9 Oct 15, 2010
It's the same junkies going back all the time, plus new ones, but they will be back. It's the same people (PA counseling) that run the ARD program. In Lebanon they just past the money bag around between the same group of friends. Fill your pockets and pass it over. We need Chain Gangs and sheriff Arpiao or whatever his name is. The one with the desert camps and the pink underwear. It's called recidivism people (and a scam).

It's all about me!

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