Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Poorly Thought Out Argument

An Anonymous Commenter posted this about my last post:

"The argument: "well if you think they are so well off why not join them?"

Flatout, poor argument. Come'on Mike you are smarter than that."

You're right... That is a poorly thought out argument because it excludes a lot of different situations.

Of course, I wouldn't trade my life for someone on Medicaid. I make over 100 grand per year and live quite comfortably. I've had the opportunities and the ability to get to this point, and while my personal life isn't exactly great, I know that I have plenty of opportunities in that department as well.

I guess my overall argument is that there are far greater things to worry about than a few people mooching off the system. Moochers are a minor expense to our government in the grand scheme of things.

In addition, if these people feel goo about themselves for not working and trying to milk the system, then fine. I wouldn't feel the same way. I like being useful to society.

I guess I just can't explain it. These people just do not bother me that much. They're no worse than rich fuckers who think we should wait on them on our hands and knees.

Bottom line: Some people are just assholes regardless of their income level.

1 comment:

Frantic Pharmacist said...

I totally agree with your "bottom line." There are those on medical assistance who feel entitled to milk the system, and there are those who truly don't have two cents to rub together and are grateful that they live in a country where there's a safety net for them. I would rather live in such a country than not. And it IS a drop in the bucket in the grand scheme of things. Take a look at what we're spending on a certain war --- and the obscene war profiteering that's resulted.