Welcome to the capitol of the nanny state. During the recent blizzard in New York City the mentality of the government dependent class was revealed in their callous disregard for the lives and safety of their fellow citizens. The New York Post reports that hundreds of flaky 911 calls tied up the system and created an avalanche of delays in response to real emergencies.
A druggie from Brooklyn dialed the emergency operator Monday at 8 a.m., the height of post-storm chaos, to report difficulty breathing-prompting dispatchers to code it as a critical call. What he really wanted for paramedics to transport him down impassable streets to his preferred Flatbush methadone clinic.
Another EMS unit got called to a family home in Brooklyn for a sick kid-but it turned out the parents’ primary complaint was that their son wouldn’t do his homework. They hoped the EMTs could force him to finish it.
Other crazy calls included one from a Bronx man with stomach pains who eventually admitted top medics that “he’d eaten a pizza with everything on it about 20 minutes ago,” said one EMT. The patient needed antacids.
One Brooklyn EMS crew got bogged down by a mom who dialed 911 at about 10 p.m. Sunday to report that her 2-year-old daughter was bleeding from the mouth. Paramedics raced to the scene to discover the tiny tot had taken a minor tumble and suffered a cut lip.
Other calls included a man who stubbed his toe, a man on Staten Island who wanted to sit and warm up in the ambulance while waiting for his bus and a person from Brooklyn who reported difficulty breathing due to a minor cold, an EMT said “he kept complaining to us that he could only breathe out of one nostril.”
The Liberals have toiled long and hard to destroy the spirit of independence and self-reliance that build this country and made it great, now we can see the fruits of their labor. In their poisonous attempt to create a permanent dependent class (voter base) to assure their perpetual power, they have constructed a monster with outstretched hands who grunts “give me more, give me more,” while offering nothing in return but election day loyalty.
January 9, 2010