July 20, 2019

Shenkin views not news

When will Dr. Jonathan Shenkin run out of chutzpah? He has ridden his high horse to victory on one fringe issue and seems to be mounting up again. I begin to wonder if he doesn’t stable his horse at 491 Main St.

What’s next? Should we require retired sardine cutters who live alone and draw on LIHEAP to share their homes with each other during the heating season? It will certainly have benefits for the public health as, collectively, they’ll be able to maintain their thermostats at some level above the 55 degrees they can now afford being on their own.

Reason alone to require it if we buy into Shenkin’s logic. By doing so, making the wider distribution of the limited LIHEAP funds possible would be a welcome ancillary benefit, enhancing even further the cause of public health while making more efficient use of tax-generated funds.

Shenkin is entitled to his views, but I have to question whether they are newsworthy.

Scott Taylor


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