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On May 30, the Virginia Senate passed a fiscally irresponsible and immoral budget approved earlier by the House of Delegates. Budgeted expenses are projected to grow from their present $51.8 billion in 2018 to $57.0 and $58.9 billion in 2019 and 2020, single year increases of 11% and 14% respectively over present spending levels. A large part of this increase comes from an approximately $3.6 billion per year expansion in Medicaid program spending, with an accompanying false claim of moral compassion to promote the need for same. Some of this program’s expansion is to be financed by a new $600 million tax on the hospitals receiving program expenditures in return for providing Medicaid healthcare services. This article looks closer at the spending increase and compassion claim.

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In this post we are going to do something a little different.  We are going to look at conditions in the mental health industry and the Syrian refugees, in order to draw a commonality from both situations.  I recently read a NY Times Opinion called How to Help Save the Mentally Ill From Themselves by Norman Ornstein.  The piece describes his family’s experience with their oldest son Matthew, who experienced a sudden psychotic break during his twenties.  We are sorry for the pain and loss they have endured.  We know first-hand what they have gone through.

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Dan WolfMy goal is that my writing will help you to get started on your own journey of discovery, or help you along the way on a journey you may have already begun. Our Founders considered education, religion, morality, and virtue to be the cornerstones for any successful society. Being successful requires understanding both the languages of reason and faith; reason alone is insufficient.