Hi all! I thought I would share the news about the wonderful governor of the state of Florida. It seems he has reversed his vehement stance (declared as a "health care guy" who "knows better than the president") against the health care law. It seems he will take that federal funding after all.
It seems he has recognized that these fundamental programs and the way the system really works, is contrary to his, and many teabaggers', belief that the problem lies in all the free clinics (doling out free drugs, abortions, whiskey and cell phones) is fundamentally flawed as a premise and even more so as some attempt at analysis of the role of government.
See, because the reality is, whether it's right or wrong in your political opinion, that the majority of money paid into the private health care system (touted as the only way it should operate) comes from public funding. Why is this? Because the vast majority of average Americans, especially those of the WWII and Korea generations, never made enough money in their working life to fund their retirement. They have to count on Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid to take care of them. Even today, most people don't have a "portfolio". Most people who make an average wage or salary are just getting by. Now this may be "rich" by some world standards, but it is a precarious situation nonetheless. In the end, this means there is rarely enough left over after paying the bills, eating, hygiene and maybe a tiny smidge of fun (or something to keep you from losing your mind), to invest or put away for later. Get married and have some kids and watch this problem get much worse.
The point is this, you can whine and prattle on about how these people are lazy and freeloading and blah blah blah. But the reality is that most of these aren't lazy people, they just don't make a lot for what they do thanks to the wonderful free market that is the neocon savior. It and the greed of many of those gaining the most from it, are what creates stagnant wages and these kinds of problems in the first place. If paid more in line with what it costs to actually live any kind of comfortable existence by any average standard in the US, then perhaps many wouldn't need public retirement. Even then, it does you no good to have money to invest if you can't take off during the work week business hours to go see someone to make that happen.
In short, it seems that once again, reality has a left leaning bias.
I bet if the mainstream press just reported this as it stands on the facts, it would seem they were some liberally biased organization. At least if reality wasn't what you think or Glenn Beck said it was this week and you need a boogeyman to blame.