posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 08:10 PM
what I said was that those programs cloud the picture, not the census...read my post again.....what I meant was, I cannot walk through any given
neighborhood and judge by the number of starving children, delapidated houses, and barefooted women that there is x% of improvished people in that
neighborhood...when talking about the poor, we have done such a good job of taken care of most of them, well, the person you are talking to could be
one of those poor, and you wouldn't recognize it. it might be kinder, and more humane, but it also makes it easier for problems to sneak up on us,
while we wait for that census or whatever to be compiled.
I've have talked to quite a few who held those now unwanted jobs in the past....they used to make a half-way decent living at those jobs. to listen
to them talk, it kind of sounds like when the mexicans moved in, well, the employers decided that they would do a better job, for less money!! so
those wages went down, those who were making decent wages found alternative employment, in areas where they could make a decent living.
But, let me ask you this, since you are so gung-hoe about this welfare to work program....okay, when my kids were young, in order for me to work, my
husband would have had to subsidize my paycheck....I wouldn't make enough to pay for the childcare of three children. It wasn't economically
feasible for me to work, so I didn't. I imagine that this problem has only increased throughout the last decade?? So, you have no problem with the
government using MORE of you taxmoney, so that single mom of three or four young children can work???
And well, as far as the healthcare situation, or let's just take the whole shabang....the medicare, the hud, the heap, the food stamps, all of
Hey, I'm game, let's just cut it all off for all those who are able to work.....irregardless of weather or not they are working!! What the heck, it
won't affect me much at all, except for maybe what little we buy might go up in price just a tad to compensate the fact that many of the businesses
we deal with are now paying their workers far less than what they require to live....and well, alot of their employees were relying on these
Luckily, I don't work in the healthcare field or the insurance companies that cater to them, so I wouldn't have to worry about my wage or salary
dropping like a rock when the hospitals, drug companies, and healthcare providers face the choice of either losing alot of patients, or accepting what
they can pay, or never being paid!! and, well, I don't own any real estate that I am renting out, so I wouldn't have to worry about chosing
between lowering my rent to a more manageable level, or having an empty home! and, I don't own any stock in such companies that would be affected as
our economy scrambled to make up for the chaos that having so many of the population change from being buyers in the economy to not being, while
others have more money, money to save, money to invest whatever, but more than likely, they wouldn't be paying for a second rented apartment, more
food, heat, and the other stuff that the poor used their benefits for. and, well, I am not president bush, who brags about all those jobs he created,
so it won't bother me a bit when so many of those created jobs disappear because they were in the healthcare sector of the economy!
hey, I am all for it.....I don't rely on the government for sqaut, and well, not only would I expect to see more money in my pocket, but alot of what
I buy alot cheaper as the companies lower prices to accomodate those that are no longer being given the money for their rent, food, electricity, ect.
ect. ect.......not to mention healthcare! but, I really think that the idea of really taking it all away, for all except those who are truly unable
to fend for themselves is just a bluff on the conservative's part. Since they have been actively taking money from me, to give to someone else, so
they would buy those things that I have decided that are just too overpriced for me, and therefore go without and then sitting at the backend,
collecting it from those "poor" people. or investing in the stock of those companies reaping the profits.
they'll just keep doing the balancing act they have been doing.....just how many can we cut from the programs this year, without having so many
starve, or be homeless for society to take notice and react and without having our stocks plummit.
[edit on 26-12-2005 by dawnstar]