Monday, February 08, 2010

A Bite Out of the Budget . . .

Per the OD: Dentists sink their teeth into new dental program for children .
A child sits in the dentist's chair when ...

a magician walked into the room and showed Thomas how he can turn a red ball black and how to turn torn up paper into a solid piece of paper.

A smile then came across the youngster’s face when asked again whether he liked going to the dentist. . . .

The program was made possible part of a Preventative Dentistry grant given to Faxton-St. Luke’s from the New York State Department of Health.
Children don't need to be entertained to go to the dentist . . . and taking care of teeth is the family's responsibility ... not the state's.

The state should take care of its own responsibilities... not ours... Take a bite out of the state budget (and get the government out of our hair) by eliminating such nanny programs.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea, let's get rid of that "nanny" program. So what if a kid has to live day after day with pain in his or her mouth because the family can't afford the exorbitant fees charged by dentists. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

I suppose the state should take care of everything that people can't afford. The state is the taxpayer. Does that mean I should pay your child's dental bills? I would much rather have the parent be responsible including finding a charity if necessary. This idea that government which derives all of its money from taxpaying citizens should be responsible for our well being is not both reckless and immoral.

onjeesun said...

The government is buying votes by creating dependency. Breakfast at schools because parents can't take the time or afford it themselves. Teachers having to clean the crust out of kids eyes when thet get to school. Schools forcing mandatory graded summer homework because parents won't or don't work with their own kids to foster their education when they're not in school. They are either intruding our lives where they don't belong or they're giving handouts left and right. Where's the incentive for people to vote out those who are giving them the freebies or take over the job and work that IS being a parent? Change will only happen when there are so many people on the dole that those of us that are left footing the bill just can't afford it anymore and we revolt. It's not about some poor child with a sore tooth. It's about the government taking over for what should be the parents personal responsbility. Why don't we have clowns become teachers and serve ice cream for school lunch? That would make kids like school more and it wouldn't make it into any more of a circus than it already is! We could have programs that pay teenagers to pop out kids and then get free room and board and food so that life would be easier and more fun too. Oh....right, we already do that.

Anonymous said...

We don't need to be paying for clowns.

NYS taxation is out of control and this is the primary reason why. Can you imagine how many other frivolous programs that could be cut that are as worthy as paying clowns to entertain children?

Anonymous said...

Worried about entitlement programs? Well, when u retire I'm sure you're going to give up your SS check, aren't you all? Which, considering the fact that you will collect far more from the system than you ever contributed, is an entitlement program, subsidized by the taxpayers. Reckless & immoral my arse.

Anonymous said...

Exactly why social security will bankrupt future generations. Yet another entitlement gone wrong.

Anonymous said...

Is the social security canard the best the big government supporters have to offer? It's like falling back on the, when in doubt blame Bush,stance. Social Security was and is an involuntary program in which money is taken from one and given to another. It's rate of return is far below any form of that generated by private investment including governemnt bonds. The federal government not only offers a below market rate of return but taxes it as well. One may receive more than what one put in if one is lucky. But, one will not receive more than what one would have made if personal, private investment was made.

onjeesun said...

I do not count on any programs for my retirement because they are unlikely to still be around when my time comes, at least not in the same form. I've taken the responsibility for that into my own hands and have been doing so since I was first employed as a young man. Unfortunately my personal responsibility has come back to bite me in the arse. When one looks at my income, we are poor but..... Because we have been responsible and lived within our means and made personal sacrifices in order to do so, when one looks at my savings (including retirement) we appear well off. We are basically being punished for being responsible and in they end I sometimes wonder why we bother. I could be living large, driving cars I can't afford, living in a house I can't afford, living from paycheck to paycheck....throw in a bankruptcy or two and no savings and THEN I could qualify for all kinds of assistance, or not be remortgaging my house to pay for my kids to attend a SUNY college. Middle class falls through the cracks and more and more you need to either be rich or be poor to make it in the current environment.

Anonymous said...

You sound better off than the drivers of large cars they can't afford. You should take pride in your responsible behavior.