Finding Amusement In Others Tears
That is what this has all come to.
Conservatives claiming the moral high ground...finding amusement in the pain of others.
Yes that is how I see each and every one of the people that have so glibbly defended the healthcare system as it stands.
You point at exceptions to the rule and turn a blind eye to the pain of others.
Our people... cutting their medication in half to make it last. Only filling half or a quarter of their perscriptions because they can't afford them.
These aren't hypothetical people. These are our fathers and mothers, Our grandparents, our Sister and Brothers. You know...people who don't really count...because they aren't you.
I hope none of you ever have to bury one of your loved ones because they couldn't get treatment, or adequate treatment because of a lack of the right or enough insurance.
I have, and recently. Yet I see others speaking these things and being told they are hippies, and dopers. Since when has being caring been a failing? Since when has having compassion for others been a character flaw?
Actually I think it goes back to Newt, but most likely farther than that.
People sight specific human examples and are put down and laughed at and ridiculed.
Conservative speak blithely in broad sweeping strokes of generalities. And get offended over specifics.
Granted there is a lefty that is pretty much giving the view that we are all blow hards and boardering on sedition.
I don't give a damn who is in charge as long as they take care of the American people. Truth also is...right now no solutions are coming from the right. Only griping about proposals on the left.
There isn't an exchange of ideas on here, or ideals either. Only rhetoric.
No...I won't change your mind. I can't even slow you enough to pause to think. Because that would mean you have to leave the safety of your own opinion and look around at pain and misery and stop blaming the person.
1. 54 year old man, worked since he was 14. Served his country. (that interesting vacay in Southeast Asia). Married, raised his children. 80's Reagonomics saw his retirement stolen by his company. But he didn't break. He picked up the pieces and continued. Another factory closes under the first President Bush with the thousand points of light. Nope he didn't break. Pays off his farm. Keeps working and working. Putting aside, 401K, insurance. Is starting to look down the road and see maybe a light there. Yep...oncoming train... This factory closes...but slowly, company signs up all the workers for a program with unemployment that pays half their hourly pay including it in their pay check. There by draining their unemployment. That 401 K... gone too. Life insurance borrowed against to keep things going just a little while. Nope...gone. So at 54, unemployeed, in a skilled trade, lost everything, finally gets a job. Gets killed first day. (DAYUM!) and friends are left begging to get him buried... remember that thing about being a veteran? They were the only ones who stepped up.
2. Man, self employeed..52, married. Gets sick, keeps paying the insurance premiums. Insurance says...nope, you've paid for twenty years and never made a claim but this is your life time cap. Die now. His house is gone,his business is gone, his bank account drained. Living with family, and waiting to die.
And y'all expect me to understand your position in all this is that it's all ok. That's it's all their fault.
But I'm called a Socialist, A Communist, I'm told I live in a fairy tale, to get real...thems the realities folks, I can sight many many more from personal first hand experience. But it wouldn't matter. I'd only weep and you'd only laugh.
May all the gods and your God have mercy on you.