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.