Teen too “affluent” to go to prison for killing 4 people, but now taxpayers have to pay for his rehab?

| April 13, 2014

Still have doubts that this an oligarchy and not a democracy? Wealth has it’s privileges. If you are poor, you’re going straight to jail, do not pass go and do not collect $200. But, if you’re rich, well, you can afford to exercise your rights!

Teen too “affluent” to go to prison for killing 4 people, but now taxpayers have to pay for his rehab?

April 12, 2014 By NDG Staff No Comments

e couchEthan Couch’s family will cover less than two days of his treatment at a rehab facility each month. Taxpayers will cover the rest.

Teen was too “affluent” to understand the consequences of drinking and driving and killing four people, but now the taxpayers of Texas have to pay for his rehab because his parents can’t afford the facility costs. In what universe does this make sense?

Ethan Couch was convicted of intoxication manslaughter for a 2013 crash that killed four people and injured several others. He avoided jail time and was sentenced to probation with time in a rehab facility. A defense expert during the trial said Couch suffered from “affluenza,” which he said affects children from wealthy families who have a sense of entitlement and make bad decisions.

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