Woke up in a bit of a political rage this morning. fed up with hypocracy and conservative friends asking "what happened to you?" Cant believe I have a friend who's known me for 38 years and thinks I would be eligible to vote for him in a republican primary. so... i've been posting this rant all over FB.
If I ever meet a conservative who has reached into their own pocket and paid 100% of his or her elderly parents health care cost, because accepting one penny from medicare or medicaid would be wrong, then I will have met an honest person who believes what they say and lives by their principles.
I canít afford to be a conservative. Both of my parents have dementia. One with Alzheimer's and one Vascular. The destruction is the same. They both have diabetes as well as all of the other problems that come with old age. After 30 years of service to the federal government, my Fatherís pension and insurance barely make a dent in their expenses. I donít know what I would do without help. As long as I live I will be grateful to society for the help they have given me in taking care of my family. From now on, when I pay my taxes I will include a thank you note and as much extra as I can spare.
So, you see, I canít be a conservative. I would feel like the lowest of low hypocrite accepting all of that help and then judging and ridiculing other Americans who feel like they need some kind of relief from the insane cost of healthcare. How stupid I would look preaching self reliance to others while members of my family receive help. Even though, until now, I have actually always been self reliant in the private sector and never collected an easy, taxpayer funded paycheck. Even though, I consider myself a patriot who loves America and capitalism and supports balanced budgets at every level of government.....evidently, I AM A ******* SOCIALIST.
at least Iím honest about it. But I reckon that means I ain't got no family values. if I did Iíd cash Ďem in and buy my parents better care.
End rant. Happy Easter