Nicholas Alahverdian: Stop the demagoguery of DCYF

BY NICHOLAS ALAHVERDIAN

Read: New RI Public Radio report on DCYF budget woes

This is one of the many reasons why I am now a believer in a fiscally conservative political platform and do not support certain Democratic demagogues that abuse taxpayer money. Broken state agencies such as the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) do not deserve more money to sink into programs that are unproven and ineffective.

Fiscal irresponsibility is merely reason why the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has slammed DCYF on over 30 areas needed for improvement. Perhaps a better idea to start saving money at DCYF would be to cut ineffective lifetime bureaucrats like Mike Burk (longtime Democratic pawn and former Tiverton Town Council candidate) and corrupt money launderer Kevin Aucoin and both of their > six figure salaries. The state would save around $250,000.00 with their long-deserved termination. 

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Kevin Aucoin

These public “servants” are not servants at all — they are parasitical, money-grubbing crooks who have spent decades illicitly reallocating federal funds to programs for which they were not originally intended, misreporting expenditures to the state and federal governments, and knowingly accepting kickbacks for placing children in for-profit congregate care facilities — all on the dime of the taxpayer.

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Mike Burk

 

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Chapter One: Hellfire in Florida

Hell is other people
–Jean-Paul Sartre

The first thing I remember is the brightness of the sun. The blazing, white-hot sun, and then being whisked into a luxurious lobby.  It was a welcome departure from the drab, impoverished climate of Omaha, Nebraska where I had spent the previous 24 months.  As I sit and attempt to remember the month that I was sent to this hellhole in Florida, my mind is simply drawn blank.  That’s how overmedicated I was.

Let’s move on.  It was in 2004.  I was 16 years old.  I flew from Nebraska to Sarasota, Florida with my DCYF social worker and we drove up the massive Tampa bridge.  I remember feeling Continue reading Dreading and Hoping All by Nicholas Alahverdian