1. IBXer

    June 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Why should the only people who are asked to sacrifice be the people who pay the bill?

    Raising taxes right now would destoy jobs, raise prices, and cause immeasurable human suffering to everyone.

  2. Doug Gibson

    June 3, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Yes, I’m certain raising taxes would cause much more suffering than cutting mental health funding. No doubt.

  3. Mary

    June 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Mr. Gibson
    I hope you never have to retract this statement after someone in your family suffers a catastrophic event, due to individuals that needed Mental Health Services were denied due to funding! There is a reason the basic assessment question for folks that are in crisis is “do you want to hurt yourself….or OTHERS!

  4. Doug Gibson

    June 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I was responding – sarcastically – to IBXer’s comment. I’m sorry I didn’t make that clear. It’s just that I can’t believe that anyone would seriously think that “immeasurable human suffering” would result from increasing taxes to pay for mental health services.

    At any rate, let me say that I’m opposed to any further budget cuts, and I believe that it’s time to raise taxes. Again, I’m sorry that I didn’t make that clear.

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