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  • Bartmeister Jan 31, 8:44 a.m.

    Oh take a chill pill folks. Until they don't act on it and the money goes away is when you can be outraged and incensed. This is typical politics, you see it from both sides everyday. Remember the fiscal cliff a couple weeks ago? 11th hour decisions are the norm anymore. Besides, how can you believe the urgency the liberal press reports any how? I'll join the anger group if they wrench the people in need of assistance. Till then, have an apple and a glass of water, it helps.

  • Scubagirl Jan 31, 7:58 a.m.

    Disgusting! I bet if several of those senate members had relatives in one of those facilities something would get done!

  • jayloanofficer Jan 30, 10:31 p.m.

    When facilities that keep 'troubled' people off the streets are not adequately funded, those people have no where to go and cause trouble on the streets - and in the schools.
    No wonder tragic incidents are happening with increasing frequency - maybe correlating the frequency in which funding is being restricted.
    Sure, cut, cut ,cut. Then you'll find you'll spend, spend, spend on funerals and school security.

  • Terkel Jan 30, 8:05 p.m.

    OK, wait. What's keeping the 39.7 million from them?

    Second, if the rules have changed, what are the residents appealing? To be exceptions? I'm not trying to be smart, it's just this is all so complicated and layered....THIS is why our health care costs are out of control! No one's in charge!

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jan 30, 7:08 p.m.

    wildervb -

    That's about the size of it, isn't it.

    If it doesn't affect someone they know and love directly, they have no clue what's needed and many of them could care less what's needed.

    Who the heck votes for these people?

    And are there really that many dumb people voting that they keep getting re-elected???

    Seems so.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jan 30, 7:07 p.m.

    Shameful! They close most mass facilities that could help these people or move them so far away, family can't visit easily - then this?

    What do our legislators think should be done with them? Line them all up against the wall and shoot them?? Disgusting.

  • wildervb Jan 30, 6:58 p.m.

    Conservative 1: "We don't need to have gun laws, we need to fix our mental health treatment"

    Conservative 2: "We can't afford to take care of the mentally ill"

  • iron fist Jan 30, 6:45 p.m.

    More politics, when will the government start being FOR and BY the people? The state and federal government cares nothing about the people unless its their own circle of friends and I don't think they have many friends unless they are paying for them.

  • tiffanyruth Jan 30, 6:25 p.m.

    Government standing in the way of people? really, that almost never happens

  • RadioDJ Jan 30, 6:14 p.m.

    This bill is about caring for people. So expect the rhetoric to begin immediately about "not spending MY tax dollars on helping people!".

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