To the United States Government
I’m stunned that you’re surprised by our reluctance to “go along with the program” when it comes to healthcare which is 1/6 of our economy. We’re kind of, I don’t know, SCARED. It’s a little nerve wracking when government spending involves Trillions of dollars (which I can’t wrap my brain around) and government control of banks and car companies. Plus, when I look around and I’m not seeing the downward spiral slowing in the least, it’s a little difficult to get behind a program that seems to cost a shitload of money and relies on taxes that may not be there. I always had issues with a healthcare program that seemed more interested in slapping the wrist of big corporations rather than providing healthcare. I get that big HMOs and corporate sharks are ripping us ALL off. And man, I totally understand that healthcare is broken. I’m also someone who has been through the “government controlled” system. I’ve been in that welfare office. I’ve had to fill out the reams of paperwork. I’ve had to go through the intense scrutiny which seems to assume I’m out to cheat the government, even though I proved I contributed thousands of dollars to the programs I needed. I’ve been the victim of your government employees who viewed those of us who needed help as “low lifes”. Perhaps, if some of you had experienced that lovely feeling of desperation, fear and humiliation, you would have a better understanding of why we’re not gung ho for a healthcare plan run by the U.S. government.
Thanks for taking me with you to Good Relations. What a total blast. And the Redneck enjoyed my birthday presents. *wink*.
To Princess Sera
Hah! I’m finished! No more Britney Spears!