Do you not believe that a universal social programs have a history of backfiring?
French health care system backfired,Reimbursement tariffs in French health Care system
Personally, I can't stand culturing unneeded dependency and bad decision making.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:02 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 6:07 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
The entire thing comes down to one simple word - entitlement. The sense of entitlement in this country started aÂ lotÂ of this. The idea that everyone has an entitlement to equal wealth and material things has almost brought about our downfall. The idea that any group or subgroup can't provide for themselves, butÂ they are entitled to money and nothing is required of them for that money has, by design, constructed a dependent class guaranteed to continually voteÂ for the more liberal candidates. Entitlement breeds arrogance and a false sense of deserving the same rewards as people who worked hard, sacrificed, paid their dues, and achieved what they set out to achieve. The entitled just sit back and demand you give them what you have and will take it by strong arm methods if need be. Get rid of the entitlements and make people work for their living at all levels and some problems will go away.
Answer by jesse123456 at 6:31 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:52 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:57 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
I agree with yourspecialkid. I know people in who collect disability because they have bad eyesight, but can still read a paper, and there are people who are completely blind who hold full-time jobs. People collect disability because the have a bad ankle, when people in wheelchairs have prosperous careers. Disability for alcoholism or drug abuse just doesn't work for me either.
I've seen families where mom and dad are both collecting disablity, and then the kids and their wives all file for disability too. Honestly, unless it's heriditary, or they were all in the same car accident, what is the likelyhood of six members of the same family all being disabled?
We need a safety net, but not one that puts entire families on a entitlement spiral.
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:04 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:06 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 8:17 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
health care SHOULD be a basic human right, just like food, shelter and water. You can not LIVE without those things... just like if you got really sick you can not live without health care. To deny someone who needs health care to save their life's, is like denying them the right to food, water and shelter. Anyone who agrees that health care is not a basic human right are cold hearted.
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 9:00 PM on Aug. 16, 2009