Quote from tewdles
Funny thing...many of those same people in Illinois and Chitown who are being "supported" by tax dollars would prefer to be working....not working the system, just working. How sad that when someone loses their job, is unemployed and has no insurance they become the object of contempt by so many health care workers.
How common for people to be angry with the unemployed, the uninsured, and those disadvantaged by business practices rather than be angry with those that contributed to the economic situation of the day through their business practices.
Einstein contended that we cannot begin to solve problems by using the same mind set that contributed to development of those problems. Sadly, that is exactly what too many of our population and legislative officials want to do...particularly when it comes to health care and insurance. Just keep doing things the same ol way...over and over again...even when the evidence and the opinions of some of the brightest minds indicate that to do so is expensive and ineffective.
As long as we continue to blame the people who are sick, in trouble, and needing health care rather than seek to change our pattern of behavior NOTHING will change except the health and prosperity of the lower and middle class citizens of this country.
There are also a lot that are not...in Indiana they offer welfare and gov't assistance for having one child, but if people continue to have additional children they cannot afford - no additional money. In this state, people are increasingly rewarded for greater irresponsibility. For example, the Section 8 housing program pays for 3 bedroom houses to families that have enough children to qualify (although vouchers are raffled off). I've worked full time since I was 17 years old - 11 years now - and still can't afford a 3 bedroom house. So no, the answer is not to blame the unemployed, but we do need to realize we can't feel bad for everyone, and continue to give away "free" services, houses, health insurance etc etc.
It's not free, and somebody has to pay for it. Problem is, there is no money right now to do that. Yes, we just passed a tax increase, but we are still borrowing to spend way more than our means as a state. It will only continue to encourage irresponsibility, and cuts are a must. I do not however, think those cuts should be nursing jobs, I think we should glance over at Indiana's model and not pay for more and more services for more and more children one family decides to have.