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02-09-2013, 07:27 PM #40
Up until Social Security, Medicare/ Medicaid, the New Deal, The Great Society and other social programs people were responsible for themselves. They grew gardens for food, tried to set a little money aside for a rainy day or if lucky built a nest egg on their own. Then some jobs began offering a "retirement", which was an investment where the business got perks for investing for the employee. Work weeks were established as we work hours. We got wage and hour laws to make life "fair'. We got OSHA and all sorts of regulations to keep us "safe" at work and protect us from every conceivable disaster. Where we used to take in and care for our elderly parents and family, we developed warehouses called "nursing homes" to store them for us. Steadily, we have been turning the responsibility of our lives over to others while we revert back to serfdom. We don't want to be bothered with having to wipe the butts of our parents, clean beds, deal with medicines, odors, and bodily fluids. They become a burden on our lifestyle. It is more convenient to place them in storage where we can visit them once in a blue moon when our conscience gets the better of us. We have come to expect that instead of saving money all along, just live life as you want and *someone* will provide for you in your latter years. Don't worry about it, Big Brother has your back. Can't afford private health insurance? Not a problem, we have universal healthcare now. Need drugs? Sure, why not. Need catheters, home health care supplies and a little scooter so you don't have to use those two poor legs God gave you because they weren't designed to hold the weight of two people, no problem. Need a ride to run errands? Sure, we'll send a car. Can't afford that tasty process crap that passes for food? Here are some coupons that *someone else* paid for.
Every step of our lives has been degraded into an existence that is wholly dependent upon the welfare state--------by design. We have been trained to be apathetic towards our formerly loved ones instead relegating them to whatever the State chooses to do with them.
You know, whenever I smell stale urine my knee jerk reaction is to comment that is reminds me of nursing homes. Sure, there are a few "good ones", whatever that means. I guess that means they smell nice and granny's bed is dry and she's not covered with infected decubitus ulcers.
What we need is to abolish the public tit and make people regain their pride and honor by fending for themselves. If you knew that should you lose your job, you will go hungry, you'd darn sure clean your act up, get what training you could, live clean and get another job if you wanted to eat. If you couldn't afford healthcare, I'll bet you'd think a little harder about how you take care of your body and what would happen if you got injured or sick. Maybe you'd even start a medical savings plan that you owned and you collected interest on instead of flushing tens of thousands of bucks down the public sewer of health insurance.
By turning our backs on God and putting our lives in the hands of politicians, we deserve to live miserable sad unfulfilled wretched lives spending our waning days rotting in a public warehouse alone and unwanted.
02-10-2013, 04:16 PM #41
Insurance companies are nothing more or less than investment groups that need to expend less than they bring in. Because of the volatile nature of investments and the uncertainty of how many insured persons are going to require benefits at any given time, insurance companies need to be required to have enough assets to handle the worst case sceanarios. Once that amount of revenue is established, then insurance companies should be allowed to pay absurd salaries and bonuses to those in the company that actually made the company so profitable.
As long as government keeps paying for the mistakes made by insurance companies, using money confiscated from American workers through multiple tax systems, there is no need for insurance companies to be responsible for their actions of mismanagement. As long as insurance companies and their lobbyists are allowed to continue making absurd contributions to political parties and individual politicians, government will not be working for the betterment of the American workers who are paying for all of the waste and failures.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
02-10-2013, 11:21 PM #42
That last line was for comic relief.Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. —Mark Twain
02-11-2013, 07:11 AM #43Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
02-11-2013, 09:51 AM #44
02-12-2013, 12:52 AM #45
It's not overseas labor harming our jobs, it's the fact that the U.S. can't compete because there are too many organizations and too much government taking a piece of every American workers wages.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
02-12-2013, 01:17 AM #46
You spit half truths out there and expect me to believe everything you say...kinda like my wife does.
Don't throw me the but corporations are our saviors and we owe them everything speech. It's a bunch of bull, corporations would bend your mother over the kitchen sink if there was a dollar in it, and they might even give you a freebie touch to ensure you grew up to be their customer.
There's nothing wrong with business, but there is something wrong with businesses buying politicians. Your excuse that oh but the lobbyists do it so we can too speech is also garbage....you gonna go smoke some crack cause the guy down the street does it? Two wrongs don't make a right my friend.
02-12-2013, 09:33 AM #47
I live on the same property my 86 year old step father with alzheimers and my Mom, I have never had any experience at all with anyone with alzheimers, everyday is a different day. Yesterday he come beating on my door, bout gave me a heart attack, I thought he was dying, he only wanted to give me my mail, I was pissed. My Mom sends him outside to get herself some relief, but then my son and I have to deal with him. Sunday evening he was running around in the yard with a hammer and his electric chainsaw and I had to go take it away from him, he was not happy about it, but forgot all about it later on. He seems to be getting meaner everyday, and cusses so bad, it would make a sailor blush, funny thing is every time we have taken him in to be evaluated for assistance he is a perfect angel, go figure!
02-12-2013, 10:22 PM #48Professional Member*
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02-14-2013, 10:30 AM #49
Then she asks me to speak to them about the menu as she says that she knows that THEY know that she hates "Southern Cooking". Ok, no problem. As I'm wondering exactly what Southern cooking is I ask the desk person to show me the menu for the week. It contained what one would normally expect, tuna fish sandwhich and chicken soup with beverage and a fruit cup and stuff like that.
My parents are in what is called a retirement community. It's a multi-building complex that is connected by heated walkways so they never have to go outside in bad weather. It's like a little city with banks, spas, resteraunts, all kinds of stuff. Also, there is a managed care facility on site so that if something happens to one of them, they won't be seperated. Also, under the terms of the contract, they can never be asked to leave for any reason, including running out of money."Social networking" is an oxymoron.