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Funny what we can afford when it suits us

April 8, 2013
By PAUL CHRISTOPHER , The OBSERVER

Does anyone remember when Saint Ronald Reagan began closing all of the psychiatric centers in California? His supporters were all staunchly in favor, and the results, good or bad, were meaningless. This was a Crusade, nothing more, nothing less, with people on both sides of the political spectrum involved in its passage for their own reasons. What were the results? The results were small, short-term care facilities, and an awful lot of homeless people. Nobody cared all that much at the time.

 
 

 

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