Friday, October 11, 2013

Austerity Killed This 12-Year-Old

But Pennsylvania's obscenely rich saved entire dimes in taxes, and it was just a blah, and one without a penis - no big loss.

From Wonkette:

Before you read this story, you may want to make sure you secure any heavy objects nearby, so that you won’t hurl them through your computer monitor. From the Philadelphia City Paper, just one more example of what happens when you make government small enough to drown in a bathtub: Children will die.

Sixth-grader Laporshia Massey died from asthma complications, according to her father, who says he rushed her to the emergency room soon after she got home from school on the afternoon of Sept. 25. He says Laporshia had begun to feel ill earlier that day at Bryant Elementary School, where a nurse is on staff only two days a week. This day was not one of those days.

On the positive side, Pennsylvania taxpayers don’t have to carry the burden of paying for a nurse to be at each school all day, so it probably all evens out. There are probably other jokes to be made about this, but right now we are a bit busy being glad we don’t yet live in the You’re On Your Own wonderland of Liberty that so many teabaggers want us to live in, where if your kid gets sick, it’s your own lookout.

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