Posts Tagged ‘mental health’
Did Corbett Budget Live Up To Post-Newtown Mental Health Comments?

Did Corbett Budget Live Up To Post-Newtown Mental Health Comments?

Come view my Modest Proposal. When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was asked about how to respond to the Newtown tragedy in December, he told reporters it wasn’t really an issue of guns, but of mental health. “It doesn’t matter if it’s an assault weapon or a handgun,” he said. “It’s a mental health issue that we have to...

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Pennsylvania Congressman Compares Gun Control to Banning Spoons

Pennsylvania Congressman Compares Gun Control to Banning Spoons

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) went on ABC’s This Week yesterday and offered into the national discourse a charmingly smug gun-rights metaphor: Guns kill people the same way spoons make people fat. “This is a perfect example why people believe Washington is broke,” noted Barletta, who represents parts of northeast and north-central Pennsylvania, during a discussion...

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Corbett Stresses Mental Health After Newtown—But His Record Says Otherwise

Corbett Stresses Mental Health After Newtown—But His Record Says Otherwise

Nothing to see here. During questions on last week’s Newtown massacre, in which 27 people were killed, Gov. Tom Corbett told reporters that mental illness, not guns, is to blame for the tragedy. “It doesn’t matter if it’s an assault weapon or a handgun,” he said. “It’s a mental health issue that we have to work as hard as...

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Philly Health Commissioner Lays Out Gov. Corbett’s Cuts by the Numbers

Philadelphia City Health Commissioner Donald Schwarz held a press conference this afternoon with regard to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget cuts. In no uncertain terms, Schwarz had a message: We’re fucked. “This budget takes apart many of the supports that have been in place for a very long time for people who are particularly vulnerable...

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