Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 13, 2019 (WINNFM): “
Seeking after government handouts is like sitting in the sidewalk and begging bread. This is exactly what programmed dependency encourages. A mentality of getting things without effort.”That was Retired Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Martin, commenting on the potential negative impact of dependency on government assistance.
In his most recent commentary entitled “Emancipation From Programmed Dependency”, Dr. Martin looks at the implications of the government initiative the Poverty Alleviation Program (PAP) for both recipients and government. Under PAP households earning a total income of less that $3000 are paid $500 per month. He also touched on other means of government “handouts”.