Not may people tow the party line 100%. There are some exceptions, I’m thinking of a few, maybe you are too.
Most of us are a little mix. Moderation is good.
There has been some discussion about socialized medicine. My son works in a hospital and I asked him about 7 years ago, and he said the doctors were not liking the trend to socialized medicine. He doesn‘t work in billing, but he sees who is paying the freight. I asked him if he thought that considering all of the revenue the hospital got, considering what bills the government was paying, Medicaid, Medicare, government employees with insurance, and possible grants and subsidizes from the Feds, was that amount over 50%. He thought a few minutes, considering what he knew and he said ‘Yeah, probably so.”
As far as I’m concerned, if the government is paying over half the bills, that’s socialized, been that way for a while now, and the medical professionals weren’t complaining when they were getting the easy money form the Government.
Different story now.
Now we have some people who believe that society bares a burden from motorcyclists without helmets, and think we needs laws to reduce that burden.
If we accept that line of thinking, don’t question a single thing, and look at that $ number, and we compare that to the cost of Social Services recipients, who are getting disability benefits, and having babies, the second number dwarfs the first. No comparison. I don’t have to look it up, I know what I know.
The cost of health care for disabled adults who have children, is HUGE.
I have a right to say that because I’ve been dealing with those people for a quarter of a century. This thing some of you fear from afar, I live every day. I had call Friday from a woman getting disability for herself (mental, nothing physical) and a check for her child, and lived with her disabled boyfriend (mental, not physical). It seems they have fallen in love, and want to get married, but she was calling first to be sure she wouldn’t loose any of her check. She won’t, so they’ll get married, probably have a few kids. What do you think the chances are they will be mentally disabled? I put it at 50% or better.
If you’re still reading, you may be asking, ‘Well BeHereNow’, what does this have to do with helmet laws and socialized medicine?’.
I want to see the plank of the Republican party, or the Tea-Baggers, or the Libs, that says if you are getting disability payments, you are getting sterilized. If you are pregnant, and getting Social Service benefits (but not disabled), you are getting an abortion.
Your choice, another baby when you can’t take care of the ones you have now, or no Social Service benefits.
I want to see what the ones who think I should not have the right to ride without a helmet because of the social cost, have to say about forced sterilization.
Where is the public outcry against the real cost to society.
Where are these do-gooders who think society needs protected from me, self sufficient, insured, homeowner and taxpayer, when the leeches are all around us, sucking the blood from us?
Tell me you are as outspoken for coerced sterilization and abortions as you are helmet laws, and I’ll have some respect for you.
Helmet laws are low hanging fruit.
Go after the real crap.
You don’t have to ask for a single cut in Social Service benefits. That will happen at lightening speed, one way or another.
All you have to do is tell your favorite politician that you want sterilization and abortions to be a requirement for most Social Service recipients.
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If you’re wondering why I don’t get out of the system, in just a few years I will, and retirement will be great.
The Social service system has been on a down hill spiral since they started SSI in 1974.