What I don't understand is, what is the actual end outcome that they are trying to achieve? Somewhere in all the bullshit, lies the truth. That they will never be able to change. So what is it? I mean, I know they want more money. But for what? Is our government that fucking broke? If you look at the sheer amount of money they take in every day, it's staggering. What in the fuck could they want all this extra money for? Are they trying to like tripple the size of the military or something?
The GF kinda helped me understand a little more than I did previously, the other day. She is a nurse, and has worked a several nursing homes over the last five years. She switched jobs a few times due to moving and schooling. Well, at each one she was one of the many people who fills out the paperwork on the financing of all the old people there. She said that it's her estimation that out of the 4 nursing homes she has worked at, (including the current one) the percentage of residents living there on government funding is around 85%. She says the bills of one resident living there for one month is roughly $6000. Maybe a little more, maybe a little less. But a lot more if that resident has to go to the hospital or has any problems. The nursing home she is working at now has 60 residents. So that's $6,000, x 60, x 12 for one year.
Now who is paying for all this? You and me. No one else, just all us taxpayers. The costs are just too high for average joe blow to pay for his granny or his mom or dad or whoever. I certainly can't afford to pay no six grand a month for my granny to be in there for 5 or six years. Can you? And just think of all the nursing homes, all across the nation. They are nothing but a drain on all of us. But if we stopped paying for that, then who takes care of all the damn old people?