Crime Doesn’t Pay?

Published January 13, 2023 by Nan Mykel

How come so many people of color are in prison over drugs, yet millionaires get by with paying for their crimes with a fine? And why are federal prisons so much nicer than state prisons? Does that mean that federal crimes are less major? what’s going on at Rikers Island anyway?

I’ve been impressed recently how misuse of emotional language interferes with clear thinking. My New Year’s resolution is to steer clear of it.

And I’d love to hear your thoughts about how anyone with an ounce of compassion could be against Social Security and Medicare. I’ll have to learn how to join one of those back and forth conversations that I stumble across every now and then.

Real love is a blessing for those who have known it and can share it.

3 comments on “Crime Doesn’t Pay?

  • An interesting collection of thoughts, my friend. Choosing just one … nobody with an ounce of compassion can wish to defund or even cut Social Security and Medicare! First, we pay into that all our lives, trusting the government to manage our contributions in such a way that we will be able to rely on a steady small income once we retire. As you and I both know, it isn’t making us rich, but it helps to pay the rent and put food on the table. To cut that would mean 66 million people would be unable to pay their bills, seek medical care, or buy food. Only someone with a lump of coal for a heart and a lima bean for a brain would even consider such a thing!

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