Posted by Phil on June 29, 2012, at 11:36:32
In reply to Re: Welcome USA To Socialism Healthcare Bill Passed » SLS, posted by Phillipa on June 29, 2012, at 10:05:12
Socialism is bad if this was socialism. If it means having to help the disenfranchised and downtrodden. I guess all the rich people haven't quite solved that issue on a voluntary basis. Why, we should take care of them more like our returning soldiers from useless wars. Wait, we don't take very good care of them either, at least the ones who haven;t committed suicide, yet.
Or, give the responders to 9/11 the great treatment they deserved. Oh, wait a minute, we didn't take care of them either.
Republican has come to mean Christian in my mind, right wing nuts in many cases. I wonder if Jesus and his disciples would walk by those with nothing and instead of helping them would have said, you are on welfare, get a job.
Personally I'm waiting for determination from SSDI for disability. After working for 46 years I have to beg for the money I put in. I'll live 15% above the poverty line with no Medicare for two years. I see no help on the way and if I can't figure something out, will living be worth it?
There are a lot of problems in this country and both parties are to blame. But I have to think that if the right wing zealots had their way, there would be no social services of any kind. Texas has robbed education blind for example.
I don't like or trust any politician but I have to pick my poison. It won't be the talker out of both sides of his mouth Romney who made his fortune putting people out of jobs which is considered a good businessman. Romney says this deal is bad but did it first in his home state.
I have a quickly dwindling set of Replublican friends and I never talk politics with them. I can't get a word in edgewise. They are too busy talking about pure hatred of Obama with blatant racism overtones. Sad really, they are intelligent people, they just hate everyone's guts. And the few left I see very little reason to continue as friends.
Maybe if we cut government waste 20%...$$$. Maybe stop the unwinnable wars with countries that have very little way of visiting us. Cut defense spending 30% over ten years and stop building billion dollar aircraft carriers, jets, etc. Then balance the budget like a *gasp* tax and spend Democrat did.
Maybe quit sending aid to some countries when our people are starving.
Insurance for government. I worked for state government for peanuts and the company line was...but the benefits are great. There, I didn't work for money, I worked for insurance.
I think this program will be better. I mean, who in their right mind thinks that what we have now is good?
This is a disjointed post but that's the way my mind works. At least today. Whether all my facts are right or not, we can solve this countries problems. But we'll never do sh*t if each party votes against each other because that's how they see their job instead of working together. It was a conservative in the Supreme Court that cast the deciding vote. He didn't say it was a good plan, rather it was constitutional. Still, it took guts, something our leaders are sorely lacking.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.