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USA Healthcare, Obamacare – Thank you to…

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 17, 2011

USA Health Care Horrible 126.99 for 4 days of ear drops  Obamacare

Thank you to all the wonderful people out there who have ruined our healthcare system.  Thank you to the insurance companies. Thank you to the drug companies. Thank you to the doctors. Thank you to the ambulance-chasing attorneys.

And thank you to our government for shoving through a 1300-page bill, that nobody could have possibly read, and contributing to the downfall of our ever-worsening healthcare system (Obamacare.)

This 4 day supply of ear drops costs $126.99.  Why?

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USA’s problems – healthcare – illegals – how did we end up here?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on March 6, 2011

I haven’t been posting of late. I just received this email and it angered me. I know it’s an old story but it just keeps arising.

My family pays taxes and contributes to our health care costs.  We manage our visits to doctors and do not go as often as we should.

Meanwhile, we have illegal aliens in our NY neighborhood, not paying taxes, getting medicaid (she is poor), having babies, getting the hospital/medical costs covered, using resources in the public schools because we now need additional ESL teachers… it goes on and on!

We’re not wealthy. We contribute to charities. We do community service. Is there something wrong here?

How did we (USA) end up here?

—–This is the email I had received————


I have a job.   I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes & the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.  

In order to get that paycheck, in my case, I am required to pass a random urine test (with which I have no problem). 

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test.  

So, here is my question:  Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet.  I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their BUTT—-doing drugs while I work.

Can you imagine how much money each state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a welfare check?

I guess we could call the program “URINE OR YOU’RE OUT”!  

Pass this along if you agree, or delete if you don’t.  Hope you all will pass it along, though. Something has to change in this country – AND SOON!

P.S. Just a thought, but all politicians should have to pass a urine test too!

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Illegal immigrants – a Californian’s View – who are they?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 9, 2008

This post came after a conversation with a friend who would make a better presidential candidate than Obama or McCain. Too bad it’s too late to get him on the ballot.

****************************illegal alients immigrants from Mexico
We all know illegal immigration is a hot buttons in the 2008 Presidential Election. I am not an expert on the details of this immigration crisis. I do not pretend to be an expert on the subject.

I DO know what is fair. I DO know what I like and dislike.

I believe everyone has the right to provide for their family. In many cases it even admirable that these people are risking getting arrested, and at times their health, to come into the U.S. to provide for their family (even if it formally is a crime). (For today, let’s not argue about whether they are taking U.S. citizens’ jobs.)

Note: I do resent it when they use resources without paying taxes. I do resent it when they get free healthcare. An illegal immigrant in our neighborhoood just had her baby delivered, expense free. We have health insurance. We still had to pay deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses. Not fair. But that’s a topic for another day… Oh yeah, her delivery was on my, and my fellow taxpayers dimes…

We recently spent a week at Moon Palace in Cancun. Great vacation. Great service. Every employee was helpful, polite, and courteous. Very impressive. Thousand of hard working Mexicans. Wow. What a great resource for employees.

When I mentioned it to my friend, who had just gotten back from Mexico (on pleasure) and California (on business), he told me he shared a similar experience with the excellent staff during his stay in Mexico.

His comments from his colleagues in Southern California were interesting.

There are thousands of illegal aliens here in Southern California. Who are the people sneaking across the border? They are not the high quality people. The good people are getting the jobs in Mexico. The good ones ARE working in Mexico. Who are we getting here? Think about it.”

I never thought of it from that angle. I personally don’t know if there is any merit in these statements. I imagine it is a case-by-case situation…. but it is food for thought… and perhaps should be thrown into the debate…

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