By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
Apparently, when State Sen. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert), the president of the Arizona State Senate, hears about "uninvestigated reports of child abuse", he thinks that there's a problem.
Not with "child abuse".
Not with "uninvestigated".
Nope, he has a problem with "reports".
From the Arizona Daily Star, written by Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services -
Biggs did not dispute that caseloads have increased in the last four years. But he said that’s the result of a “false positive” due to additional funding.
“Instead of taking the money and using it to solve cases, they went out and advertised for more,” he said. While that may have turned up more legitimate cases of abuse, Biggs said it also resulted in more false reports.
Wow. What brilliant insight.
If we apply that insight to other areas, think of the quality-of-life improvements that could be made in our society -