posted on Dec, 15 2007 @ 09:00 AM
ya, and obviously by that article, reagan's trickle down economics seems to not be working too well, the money seems to tend to remain at the top,
and used to create more money for the people on the top!!
I'm not saying to tell the businesses to do anything, simply warning them, and the population at large, they hey, unless you're a senior citizen, or
handicapped and can't work, or temporarily unemployed, well, the aid will be cut in six months. that would clue businesses in that maybe they should
be trying real hard to find a way to pay their employees more, and it will clue the employees in that hey, maybe they should be asking their boss for
a raise, or finding a job that will pay enough for them to at least eat. it will also clue the health care profession, the landlords, the electric
company, ect to reduce their fees! and well, if none of them chose to listen, well, the what thpeople might end up homeless, hungry ect, and society
can put up with the headaches that causes. the businesses will have to put up with their employees find different higher paying jobs, or getting
sicker because their no money for doctors, the healthcare industry will have to deal with less patient, maybe a few layoffs, ect. the landlords
might find a few more vacant properties, ect.
it would be nice (and less stressfull) if everybody could just look at the real world and realize that hey, if we want america to remain america, we
should do this without any threat from the government, but it doesn't seem that this is gonna happen. so, well....before we go down that road that I
think we are going down any further, I would prefer to just give the warning and follow through, and let the chips fall where they may.
But, well, I will tell ya a story, a long sad story. but it's not for sympathy, or anything, it's to make a point.
about five or so years ago I hurt my foot somehow, I was being insured under my husband's plan at his work at the time. well, he got laid off, so I
lost that insurance. I also found myself as being the primary earner in the family. So, trying to make ends meet, I was working most 50 hour
weeks....and well, avoiding getting insurance from my company since even with the overtime, and his unemployment things were too tight for me to
justify it. and well, I was getting the bills from where I was going to the doctor before he was laid off...there was no way we could afford that.
So, needless to say, I really screwed the foot up good....which is why I say after lifting a few 35 lb packages, I wouldn't be able to walk much at
all. my husband eventually got another job, and I got insurance from my company, but well, we had fallen behind on the payments and were trying to
catch up, so, well, I was still avoiding the doctors....
eventually just the pain involved in driving to work was forming tears in my eyes...I soon just quit my job, couldn't stand it any longer.
We didn't need that much help then, but I went several times during that period to ask. Now, after a $20,000 operation, that I still owe on, and an
ankle that is being held together by plates and pins, well, I have to be real careful about the kind of jobs I take. I tried one that paid quit a bit
higher than the one I have now, but it required me climbing up ladders, after a week, I clued my boss in that hey, in all honesty, he was setting
himself up by letting me do this, since because of the problem with the foot, I could just as easily fall from the ladder and break my neck. we
agreed that I should just go my way and get a different job.
the point to this all is that well....we deny a little help from those who really need it, and this in many cases might lead to these same people
needing a whole lot of help later on. hey, if it wasn't for a nice state senator in NY intervening on my behalf with the doctors, I wouldn't have
been able to get that $20,000 operation and would be hobbling around on crutches still not able to walk, and then my dear, I would be officially
considered handicapped, able to get all kinds of help from the government! if offering a little help will help people keep going and prevent them
from needing help with everything later on, it seems to me, that it would be worth the investment.
[edit on 15-12-2007 by dawnstar]