I think one of the core issues in these discussions is simply overlooked,
i am in the 47% of Americans Mr Romney thinks are lazy bums and that
mooch off the system, i work over 40 hrs per week and do not collect
any type of assistance other than a meager few hundred dollars on
my tax return, and you know what? keep it, i dont want that return if the
price is to punish those that paid into SS all their lives so they might
have a retirement of some sort.
now the meat and potatoes here, i do not live above my means, i own
my car out right, carry affordable insurance thanks to state farm that
halved my stupidly high insurance bill, my long term girlfriend and i
share a house with her widowed father to make things easier on all
of us. now the issue i spoke of, medical care costs, some people say
insurance is the way to go, but on an income like mine there are simply
no options that come even close to being affordable.
why is healthcare so expensive? i do not understand that, i get that there
are costs involved obviously, but why are 2 Tylenol 10$ at the ER? there
is no good answer to that really and i know it as if i were the ER i would
simply buy it from a local store, save theirself tons of money.....
here is where things get frustrating as regards to Romney, i have seen
a couple of vids where he claims us low income mooches get free
health care at the ER, now any low income mooch worth his or her
salt out there immediately see that he is so far disconnected from
reality he thinks the ER gives free health care to people like me....
well let me clear this up if there is any doubt, IT IS NOT FREE, as a
legal citizen i cannot get free care, they will get their money one way
or another, if you dont pay for a certain amount of time then they will
eventually simply garnish your wages until they do get their money
plus interest and the company they hire adds fees and interest etc etc.
now back to the point, if my income is no where near enough to afford
health care at its cost or the insurance to pay for it then i have no hope
of ever having true healthcare, i have been lucky as its been years
since ive had to visit a hospital so i have no debts from that but many
of the people in my boat do and are repaying them via wage garnishment.
i have no problem paying my way in this world, but when my job is
considered menial and the pay reflects that then im told im still a
mooch because i dont make enough money to pay for things that
those of us who make 3x or 4x what i do per year can barely afford
then well i have to say Mr Romney is not in touch with the real problems
i have worked hard at every job ive ever held, but what do i have to look
forward to in old age? paying social security all my life so someone like
Romney can call me a moocher and steal money i rightfully earned and
gave to them in good faith so that i could one day retire? how bout this instead
allow me to opt out of SS and just set that money back to save it myself.
at the very least then i dont have to listen to condescending morons who think
they are better than i am because the judge someones worth by their
bank account instead of their labor contribution.
while i think its grand he envisions a world where everyone makes 50k+ per
year, which by the way is like 4x more than i make, and they are still getting
food stamps and medicaid and medicare all at the same time that is a
blatant lie, most of us who get a return tax check only get a couple to a few
hundred dollars back at most and its not enough to pay for anything truly
useful such as medical bill which can be 4k+ for just one ER visit if anything
major or a 1 night stay is required.
so to summarize, im a bad person and i dont deserve to eat, have retirement
of any kind or healthcare and oh by the way their still gonna take my SS money
and then tell me its not mine anyway..... you know i used to think these
older folks who voted for repubs simply because they have been lied to
and misled in the modern world were ok but this is getting scary. they
have to wake up to these things.....
and just so everyone knows no i don't think Obama is anything special,
less dangerous than Romney maybe but that's about all.
edit on 29-9-2012 by bloodreviara because: (no reason given)