By Jeff Simpson
Tim Alsip, from Portland Oregon needed help, and he had no where to go to get it. See Mr. Alsip has a history of mental illness, addiction and dental problems(anyone who has ever had a toothache knows how terrible this can be).
Now turn quickly to Washington DC, where Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and John Boehner are in the midst of a five week paid vacation. Before they left for their FIVE week paid vacation, they took up the very important business of voting to repeal Obamacare for the FORTIETH time! Of course, Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.) had to check in with his bosses before he took his paid vacation, but that is another blog!
Now we switch back to Portland, Oregon. While the republicans in Congress, have made their sole priority, making sure President Obama has no successes, Mr, Alsip was in too much pain and in need of so much help, that he had no where to turn. So he turned, in desperation, to a crime.
He decided to rob a bank!
On Friday morning, 50-year-old Alsip walked into a Portland-area Bank of America and calmly handed the teller a note: “This is a hold up. Give me a dollar.” Alsip then took his single dollar bill and sat quietly in the lobby, waiting for police to arrive. According to The Oregonian, he has a history of mental illness, addiction, and dental problems that seem to have gone untreated. Sacrificing his freedom was the price Alsip felt he had to pay to receive medical care.Things are so bad, in the real world, that an American, desperate for health care and homeless had no where to turn but to crime. Luckily, for the people of Portland, Mr. Alsip's desperation, couple with mental illness, did not decide to arm himself with 6000 rounds.
Alsip is currently homeless and has no past criminal record in the state. He was arrested without incident and charged with second-degree robbery and bail set at $250,000.
Instead he choose to get help the only way he knew how. Now the man who asked peacefully for $1, will be sitting in a jail cell with a $250,000 bail. Hopefully he gets the medical help he so desperately needs, then they drop the charges.
However, when will people ever learn? Steal $1 go to jail, "lose" $80,000,000 and you get elected Governor.