Every day in the news I hear how the US economy is slipping. I find my self wondering how anyone looking at this problem can't see that the system that holds us together is supporting the wrong people.
In 2000, I awoke from surgery for an appendicitis to find out my employer of 5 years had canceled my insurance to save some money. The joys of nonunion employment. Having made 25-30 thousand a year I did not qualify for any type of aid. Bankruptcy and just a little bit of pride (damn that two parent up bringing) don't mix, so payment plans are set up...yes still paying. Now I'm not upset with the fact I must pay for services that saved my life and I'm not even advocating universal health care, taxes are high enough. I'm upset that illegals and pepole who refuse to work can sit at home and expect free food, money,shelter and medical. The businesses that employ these practices should be held responseble and not rewarded. Insurance rates lower when there are no claims.
Now that the mortage crisis is comming into full veiw I'm watching more free money going out to people who have been financially irresponsable. Why don't we lower the interest rates, reduce the amount of payment, how about no late fees but just for the irresponsable. For the workers who live within their means, pay bills and taxes this is a slap in the face. I understand the if you can't beat em join em mind set, but America wasn't founded on and will not survive with it. Mortage companies and banks had told a man who had made 100k the last three years if he would file for bankruptcy they would loan him the money needed to purchuse a new home. Again, the businesses that employ these practices should be held responsable and not rewarded.
The bottom line is, fewer people are carrying the weight. The government gets bigger needing more money, socialized programs being demanded. Big business moving out of the country because it costs to much to do business here in the states. Someone has to be responsible for their own actions, don't they?