Reusing Disposable Diapers

Came across this article on mom’s washing and reusing their disposable diapers:

Welcome to life in Mendota – the unemployment capital of California. With a 41% jobless rate, the town’s social fabric is tearing at the seams. Alcoholism and crime are on the rise. To save money, some mothers wash and re-use disposable diapers. Unemployed men with nothing to do wander the streets and sit on benches.

Does anyone else out there think there is some Terribly wrong with this picture?