While volunteering at a free health clinic in Saint George, Utah, we saw
homeless patients with beyond horrific dental problems, including a mouthful of
rotten teeth causing infection to the point of this creating infection
throughout their entire body. These were the people who were a priority
and moved to the front of the line in receiving dental care at the free clinic.
Thankfully, there were several Dentists in the area who were quite generous in
devoting time and service to help these folks.The clinic is now larger and
better staffed to continue to provide for the less fortunate in our community.
Exactly right KJRI am sure we all need some dental work done, so can all
three million of us here in this beautiful state come in and get started? I like
the gas, it helps take your mind off of the drilling. Seriously, I have a tooth
that needs some attention, can you make me an appointment?
There is no such thing as "Federal Funds" - I have this whimsical notion
that we should have a constitutional amendment requiring all politicians to
replace terms such as "federal money," "state money," or
"government money" with "your money." It's amusing and a
bit painful to make this substitution every time you see a headline with those
phrases, e.g. " . . . expand[ng] dental services with your money."
It is only $350,000 and I am sure that it will help some people.But,
we are already over $19 trillion in debt, can't we forego even a small
$350,000 program to avoid increasing it even more?