posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 01:07 PM
okay, forgive me for the conservative bashing, but it seems to be that side of the fence that are so eager to label the uninsured and the hungry as
"lazy", or in positions that "even a monkey can do".....These phrases do seem to come from people who tend to be conservative in my book.
In contrast, the liberals seem to claim them as "the working poors, or disabled", or whatever. I don't believe that either description fits the
groups that are in actuality hungry or uninsured....not unless they are also homeless, in which case, we've got a pretty big problem on our hands.
Although I admit, there are probably a small portion who are just, I hesitate to use the word proud, even, unwilling to ask the government for help
for one reason or another. I think alot of them are working, earning just a little more than those guidelines that I posted above. How much more,
I have no idea.
So, should we raise those guidelines yet again, to meet their needs, when in fact, I do believe it will just cause the need to raise in the long run.
And, well, imagine for a second just what would happen if the government just happened to decide to drop the medicaid/medicare (and related probrams,
they would probably lose 25%-50% or their patients. They have already budgeting that money into their working b udgets for the next 10 to 20 years of
so. They've taken out mortgages and loans for bigger and better office buildings, factored high wages into the salary budgets for the doctors, and
other trained staff....many with 6 figure or more incomes. And, these doctor and other trained staff have factored that high wage into the home
mortgages, their car payments, ect.....and they are all just skimming by, like the rest of of probably...
Is pulling the safety net on the poor an option to begin with, or will it just case a banking crisis, housing crisis, a crisis in the healthcare
industries, and well, right across the board, reallly.