Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Medical leave

What kind of people have we become? Is this really the kind of country we want to be? How did we get to be such miserable, tightfisted, old misers?

Generosity used to be a good thing. Charity used to be a good thing. We used to sympathize with people in trouble, especially after an unexpected tragedy. But now?

What has happened to us? What has happened to America? Iowa deporting comatose accident victims? Las Vegas shipping off the mentally ill with one-way bus tickets?

And it's not because we're poor, but just because we don't want to spend any money. And, especially, that we don't want the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes. The Bush tax cuts nearly bankrupted our country, and we still made them permanent for 98% of tax-payers!

Have we simply forgotten what it's like to be a community? Have we forgotten that we're social animals, that we're all in this together? Have we forgotten that we might be one disaster short of needing help, ourselves?

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