Long-serving child rapist may receive $800,000 heart transplant; or, The crucifixion of the American taxpayer
Ralph Alter writes at American Thinker:
UPDATE: today’s New York Post has a fuller article on child rapist Kenneth Pike’s planned heart transplant:13WHAM News has learned that a convicted rapist serving up to 40 years in prison, is being evaluated for a possible heart transplant.The report goes on to estimate the cost of the procedure at $800,000. The bill, if the procedure is completed, would be paid by New York state taxpayers.
NY taxpayers could foot bill for rapist’s heart transplant
Richard S. writes:
Kenneth Pike is not black, not a woman, not a homosexual. If he belonged to any of those protected classes, the state’s eagerness to expend a huge some of money on an optional luxury level medical procedure would be understandable. Not right, understandable. He’s a white male heterosexual. [LA replies: I doubt that a man who rapes girls is correctly described simply as a male heterosexual, since the description makes him sound normal, which he is not.] The hated class. And a criminal. So what’s going on? As I think it over, the conclusion I come to is that he belongs to the state. He is state property, and therefore is to be afforded the very best care available, cost no object. I really think it’s that simple. Why not a little blue pill for Mr. Pike? That’s good enough for a self-supporting semi-independent subject of the state like me. It’s not good enough because he has been ingested by the state. For the body of the state everything; for those outside the body of the state—tant pis.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 23, 2011 09:59 AM | Send