posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:02 AM
Did it ever occur to anyone that while it may be difficult for some of you (what, just two cars now?) among an enormous population of this country
women and men are dying of cancer for lack of care, children are going without necessary medical treatment? I don't speak of anything I don't see on
a daily basis. You might say that the lower classes are at fault for, what, not making and being successful in their own business, but I remind you
all that these people did not create the system, and the rules of the system are not in their favor.
There was a time in this country where one might start with nothing and in a short while not be wealthy, but at least be able to live like a human
being. Now we are asking people to "exist" for decades in filthy projects that they would have to spend the entire month working just to pay for.
You will say that they should do something to change their circumstances, but what would you suggest? Welfare forbids college in many states, because
you must be on a "work site" where you learn nothing. The educational system in the inner city cannot manage to teach more than 4 in 10 children at
grade level, and grade level is a disgusting farce nation-wide. At best inner city children are prepared for welfare or jail.
You accuse Obama of "socialism", but any card carrying socialist would laugh until he puked at that. I can understand logically the danger of
"forcing" Americans to share in the cost of healthcare, but all of Obama's enemies and critics have yet failed to put forth ANY plan that addresses
the disgusting inequalities in this nation. Perhaps some people (lesser beings, I think) are comfortable going through their life without attempting
to better the lives of others, but what Obama appears to be trying to do is improve his nation. Many of the arguments against the healthcare
legislation appear to be valid, but on inspection come from groups who have interest in keeping insurance expensive (for their own profit). Which is
more important globally and morally? Protecting the profit of a few, or protecting our fellow Americans from dying from curable conditions?
Until this nation can find a way to become balanced-that is, allowing the lesser of its citizens some way to earn enough money to pay for the
outrageously high cost of living-there will be a growing danger of warfare. I encourage anyone who doesn't understand the squalor and heartbreak of
the ghetto to spend some time there, as I am currently doing. You need to take your argument out of abstractions and theories and fears and bring it
down to the human level. There are two Americas, and it is disgusting. And so many people are getting wealthy (or at least comfortable) off the misery
of the poor. The prison boards, the private prisons farming out slave labor, the welfare politicians, the landlords who own enormous portfolios of
overpriced, roach infested properties, the court system.... the list marches on and on. What you all consider trival sums (such as the new cost of
renewing a liscence in NJ, $50) is sometimes one full quarter or third of the liquid cash that a family has to spend on such necessities as clothes
and cleaning products. What do you suggest? Rant and rave about "socialism" but what do you suggest we do? Millions of Americans are living in a 3rd
world right here in this nation of absurd plenty. Now they say that "owning Apple gagets is becoming standard, like 2.3 cars", yet there are
millions who WILL go hungry today. You can't see them because of your clever zoning boards, and because of urban flight, but they are here. And they
don't understand WHY they will have to fight for two decades just to be able to see their CHILDREN only many slightly better off. Living poor is not
living at all. There is no joy, no hope, none of the things you all take for granted. What do you suggest?
Until there is a REAL alternative that puts people before the profit of a few, I'm on Obama's side. At least SOMETHING will get better for the
starving, cancer-ridden millions. And maybe people will get dental care too. Ever wonder why so many poor people over the age of 30 have NO TEETH?
Because the standard of medicaid care is to rip them out of your mouth rather than fill a cavity or perform the necessary work. If you can sleep with
that, great. I can't. Maybe Obama can't either. One is on the side of the "angels" and one is on the side of self-interest and greed.
Is there a better way? One that will help people NOW, DEFINITLY, not "when the market gets to it"? Please let me know. Because I get that some of
you are "libertarians" or whatever, but I hear mostly regurgitated Conservative nonsense, put forth by the 1% who will do anything to cling to their
billions. Would it REALLY hurt them to scale down their opulance so that their fellow Americans don't die?