In his recent column, therapist Aaron Frye states that losing disability payments has cost some people the ability to support themselves. Huh? He then blames fugitive attorney Eric Conn for damaging some recipients and the region when their fraudulent disability claims are rightly revoked.
Please. Conn is just a predictable manifestation of a government program, like so many others, that pays people to be dependent and to vote for perpetual dependency. It is a soul-killing business, and in a nation founded on liberty, individualism and self-sufficiency, it is a nation-killing business. Frye’s use of the word “evil” is apt, but misplaced.
One third of Kentuckians now participates in a government program that was intended for an indigent sliver of Americans. Call it “Methicaid,” because the state is now addicted to it. The Eric Conns of that program are the hospitals, clinics, drug companies and insurance companies — all feeding at the trough, wallowing in cash and expanding their enterprises. Remove the people and one local hospital entrance could be mistaken for the atrium of the Four Seasons Dubai.
Because this cash comes not from organic economic growth, but political chicanery, it will someday go poof. Conn’s abuses of an evil system will then seem quaint.
Cameron S. Schaeffer, M.D.