Imagine there's no greed. da da dada da
it isn't hard to do
No unnecessary need da da da dada
just love for we and you
Imagine all you people sharing and caring today
You who o-o-o-ooo you may say I need money
And I'm not the only one
Someday you may come to realize
That this world cannot maintain this fun
I listened to Alan Combs show last night. He had a clip of a man sobbing because he became disabled and had to quit working after 20 some years in a paper mill. The man said his former employer filed bankruptcy and he lost his insurance. He could not afford to pay for health care for his wife of 35 years. He was asking the presidential candidates what they were going to do about the health care crisis in this country.
The callers who called into the show were hateful a** h***s. One said the wife needed to get up off her ass and get a job.
Another caller was a doctor who asked Alan, "Do you think health care is a givin and I am supposed to practice for free?" He said he likes it the way it is. Some can pay and some haven't earned the right to health care!
It was awful. Alan did manage to put them in their place. These people will not think twice about their tax dollars going to kill people in Iraq.....but heaven help you if you want their tax dollars to help a fellow American who needs medical care.
I am ashamed I am an American. After visiting Peru and seeing how they treat foreigners with open arms (even if they think we are crazy for re-electing Bush). I could even pull money out of a money machine and I got to choose my language (had the choice of 3 languages) and no one was bitching about it. Not one person said, "learn Spanish or go home." Most of them tried to speak English for me! But, in most countries, they learn English. It is mandatory in school. In our country it is a "choice" to learn a second language. And now there is another topic for "why we don't keep up with the rest of the world", so I'll stop.
I think I am going to retire to another country. I don't want to be here when they line up senior citizens and shoot them. I also want to be in a country where I can get my meds I need for my senior years.