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Reader: Instead of Raising Taxes, We Should Lower Cost of Mental Health Services

Reader: Instead of Raising Taxes, We Should Lower Cost of Mental Health Services
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Representative Leslie Herod recently announced a new campaign that will try to get an initiative on the November ballot to fund mental-health and substance-abuse services in Denver. The tax increase would raise $45 million annually to fund existing services and innovative approaches to tackling the issues.

According to Herod, polling shows Denverites would overwhelmingly support such a measure. As mental-health services and substance-abuse programs lag in Colorado, Caring 4 Denver hopes its ballot initiative will offer solutions. Here's what readers think.

Nick says:
 More taxes? Most problems are arising from too much taxes. Want to help the poor and the struggling? Lower taxes and allow people to save and buy stuff. Maybe thatll put them in a better mental state.

And then lets legalize drugs so the whole false stigma about "illegal" drugs and the court systems insistence on substance programs won't be needed as much. I bet 75% of people in the programs dont have a real issue with drugs other than the laws against them.
Larry notes:
We where told that the MJ money was going there to help those people, what changed?
And Erik Says:
Here's a better idea.....lower the cost of mental health services.
Keep reading for more stories about substance abuse and mental-health issues.

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