Monday, February 07, 2005
*health care programs & Medicaid
*alternative energy research
We're going to see more Americans running around sick and uneducated, breathing their own fumes and drinking their own sewage. But they can always get away and travel overseas to occupy other nations such as Iraq and soon Iran. That's the plan.
We saw this coming a long time ago--check my archives about Administrative Nihilism for a single example-- but this truth was drowned out by the high volume likes of Fox News, talk radio, Rush, Dr. Dobson, ad nauseam, and even by mainstream news copied straight off of White House press releases without checking the facts.
In the link above, the report cites experts stating that taxes will still have to be raised.
And what do we talk about when we talk about "education" cuts? Glad you asked:
"About one-third of the programs being targeted for elimination are in the Education Department, including federal grant programs for local schools in such areas as vocational education, supporting drug-free schools and Even Start, a $225 million literacy program."
Translation: the poor are getting poorer because the rich need to get richer.
Employee Health Insurance to Vanish
Republicans under the current administration seek to demolish "the system of employer-provided health insurance that has covered most working Americans for the last half-century. In its place, they want to erect a system in which workers instead of looking to employers for health insurance would take personal responsibility for protecting themselves and their families . . . " And this despite last week's report that a full 50% of personal bankruptcies are from medical bills going on people's credit cards!
Where is the outrage? It's been snowed under by the pharmaceutical industry.
Rest assured, despite health care cuts, that your Prozac, your mood elevator and your anti-depressants, and Ritalin for your anxious kids, and your Valium and sleeping pills will still be widely available. Everyone is on those, and higher doses will be needed to get you through these tough times ahead:
"According to the National Mental Health Association there are currently 40 million people in the U.S. that are classified as clinically depressed. At least half are on antidepressants, but only 30 percent find the pills to be helpful. It is estimated that 2.5 million children are on antidepressants. Children on Ritalin or similar drugs is 4.5 million." (stats from two years ago and rising).
The USA already has the highest cost per person for medical care in the Entire World. Now working families will be required to pay more. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to explain this to a class of students in Taiwan? You can't explain it. They can visit a doctor for only $3. The whole civilized world looks at America not as a "City on a Hill" radiating the light of progress, but rather as a "Cowboy Town in a Dump" spilling toxic waves of brutality.