Here's a story out of North Carolina that is sure to warm your cockles.
From ABC: Man Robs Bank to Receive Free Health Care in Prison
Can we as a nation please just wake the fuck up for once? This should be screaming a warning fit to shake the foundations of the Capitol Building, but something tells me that once again those tremors of innate dissatisfaction will go unheeded once again.
I mean God Damnit, we have American citizens who are willing to go to PRISON just to receive health care. And the twisted thing here is, most people are getting upset that prisoners are even being offered health care on the tax payers dime! Never mind the fact that a man is willing to essentially voluntarily waltz into a prison cell and give up his freedom in exchange for life saving medical care.
This is just unacceptable in a country that is supposed to be the super power of the world. And yet we continue to throw hundreds of millions of dollars into military conflicts that no one gives a fuck about. Wouldn't it be nice if we could use some of that money to start actually providing medical coverage for our citizens instead of traipsing across the globe in the good name of spreading democracy? I tell you, friends, I have very little faith in the nature of a democratic government if the poster child for democracy is turning a blind eye and a deaf ear on the problems of it's own people in the name of turning a bloody profit over seas. Again at the expense of the tax payer.
When are we going to finally realize that voting for our politicians just isn't going to fix any of this bullshit? The entire system needs to be gutted and rebuilt from the ground up. This slow chemo-therapy-esque attempt at cutting out corruption just isn't working quickly enough. The cancer in our governing bodies is growing and spreading too quickly to be stopped by any means short of drastic surgery.
Maybe we need to stop arming the rebels in Libya and start giving weapons to our own American rebels, and see how that all works out. That's a valid plan, right? I mean fuck, I have to be using at least as much foresight as our government is using in arming the Libyan rebels. Nothing bad could possibly come of this....
Call the Doctah!