posted on Jul, 3 2016 @ 01:50 PM
a reply to: TheRedneck
Here's the rub though, the number one credit issue in this country is medical judgements. Living on the edge only works so long as nothing else goes
wrong. Sadly for most, the other shoe is more likely to drop than not. People get sick, become disabled, and the system bankrupts them.
Also, there are many jobs that are essential to our health, our security (food, shelter, clothing and civil services) and our representative democracy
that must be valued for our society to work. Not every needed job produces a return on investment. The market doesn't always work, hence the need for
the non profit sector. Many of those jobs don't pay living wages, when they once did. We are sliding backwards as workers while the demand for ever
escalating profit margins wins the arm wrestling contests.
I find it so disturbing that all the things we say we want as a society like strong families, involved communities, etc., have near zero economic
value in our societal structure, while the distractions and games are supported with advanced distribution systems and stratospheric salaries.
America is indeed getting what it values. The condition of our political future and what those who can't feed those one in five children at night,
will eventually give up on, is following the rules, when the rules lead to poverty and hunger for millions upon millions.
Peace and glad you are well.
edit on 3-7-2016 by DancedWithWolves because: (no reason given)