The problem with dreaming about helping the poor is this: most people conjure images of an honest, genuine poor person who lives in a meager home, has meager clothes and possessions, eats meager food, has no substance abuse problems, has no disposable income to spend on luxuries, and who genuinely appreciates help from others. This romantic dream is worth dreaming.
Let’s ask anyone who wants others to pay for their healthcare to submit to participation in a study that gives permission for a private detective to look at all credit card bills and monthly payments, and follow the participant around for a random week to keep track of all purchases. Only those who agree to be in the study and are only spending their money on basic food, clothing, and shelter will have their heathcare covered by taxpayers. Will you take this deal?
The reality is that too many people who want heathcare to be paid for by others are able-bodied and have big screen TVs, spend on movies, music and sports, gambling, find money for alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and excessive food, cheat on their taxes or the system, and actually squalk when someone finally says enough is enough. Taking money from others to pay for healthcare is not a right when the receivers are spending on entertainment. The bottom line is that too many Americans have learned that the liberal pacifist media will stroke your ego by agreeing with you, telling you how right you are, shouting it from the rooftops, even though they are unelected nobodies whose opinions are irrelevant to truly open-minded independent thinkers. Why can’t people see that they’re purchasing only a dream but not reality?
**Just remember, “FAST, CHEAP, GOOD: PICK ANY 2” **You can have it fast and cheap, but it won’t be good. You can have it cheap and good, but it won’t be fast. You can have it fast and good, but it won’t be cheap.
If you think you wait a long time at the doctor’s office now, just wait for govt. hc.
If we keep adding floors to this house of cards, it will collapse. Get over it before you give us anti-religion (because the it cuases too many wars), anti-freedom, population-control, authoritarian socialism.
Or, we could try tort reform and shop state to state for coverage first.