posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 03:10 PM
Like I stated earlier, the budget cuts are only "masking the symptoms", they're not "curing the disease".
For example, if you lose your job, you can collect unemployment...for 26 weeks. 26 weeks is nearly seven months. If you can't find a job in THREE
months, then you need to look for another profession or accept a job that will at least pay you, even though you may not enjoy it.
Welfare is abused beyond belief. And, again, they are just throwing money at the problem and not doing much to fix it. If you are able to work, then
you shouldn't be on welfare, period. There should be a cap on how much welfare you can get, whether you have one kid or 100 kids. If you are already
on welfare and have more kids while you're on welfare, then that's your problem. Why should we give you more money because you had another kid? Do
companies give you a raise when you have more kids?
Medicare is so high because medical costs are so high. Why is it that I have to pay $10 for a pill in the United States that I can get for $1 in
Mexico or Canada? I had to pick up five pills the other day...at the cost of $50....and that's WITH insurance. I hate to think of what the cost would
have been without it. And, on top of that, just for my wife and myself, we pay nearly $300 a month for insurance.
The "disease" that I spoke of earlier is the fact that people that don't need to be on welfare are or that people are living off of unemployment
for 26 weeks instead of looking for a job, esentially being lazy. The disease is over-inflated medical costs. The disease is the fact that, like I
said earlier, the current programs only "mask the symptoms", they don't fix the problems. It's like they are trying to put a band-aid on a cut
artery. Sure, cutting the budget will affect those that are "sucking up" money, but it also affects those that absolutely need it.
Our representatives need to sit down and come up with REAL solutions, not band-aids.