Does anyone remember the last time I spouted off about the state of the world? I apologize if you are in the two to three percent of the population that control ninety-five per cent of the wealth in the world. Is it me or do other people see a trend in this country? Have we been sucked into the rhetoric that is being used. “Cut all spending.!” “Cut all medical spending.” “Cut all defense spending.”
The latest plan being out forth by the Republican Party is to turn the most efficient plan we have, Medicare, into a voucher system. Instead of what we have the government would contribute 30% toward the cost of private insurance plans. The 30% would be on a sliding scale with the percentage contributed getting lower through the years. I guess the goal is to finally end up with even more people uninsured.
Now for the good news. People 55 or older would get to stay on the existing plan. That means that people like myself at 68 years old would stay on my present Medicare plan. People in Congress having reached a term of six plus years would also not be affected. They would continue to live off the fat of the land as before. Sucking the very marrow out of the country. This would include Republicans as well as Democrats.
So why you ask am I upset? The gentleman at the top of this article is not a self portrait. He is just another victim of circumstances and a lot of people not at the top move closer to where he sits today. I have answers but what do I know about caring.