Welfare, Medicaid, Screw the Middle Class
May 18, 2008

This is my most conservative ideal. Or maybe not.

Here’s some real statistics that I’m going to make up for you.

82% of welfare recipients are minorities. (37% Black, 29% Hispanic, 18% White, 10% Asian-American, 6% Native American)
79% of medicaid recipients are minorities. (See above statistics, subtract 3% from minority of choice.)

Obviously these are real statistics that I just randomly generated in my head. But with that in mind, I’d be willing to bet the numbers are pretty close… maybe swap black and hispanic, asian-american and white. Give or take on all of ’em, and you have a good makeup of what our nation’s vast welfare budget is going to.

Now, from my previous post, you know I work in a hospital. Far too often, all the damn time, I see minorities coming in with clothes that don’t fit, look like they haven’t ever been washed, smell like marijuana and look like they are on meth. Of course, behind this lone woman trails a gaggle of small obnoxious children.

Folks, if you can’t feed ’em, don’t breed ’em.

Why do they do it to themselves? Endow themselves with a life of poverty. That’s fun! I’ll tell you why though, it’s because my state, if not my national government, gives away health insurance to any pregnant woman (with stipulations I’m sure, probably about being unemployed and stuff like that. I mean who has time to work when they had their 4th kid at 19?). It’s the lower-class’s only way out of rising insurance costs and even higher medical bills. What’s my issue with this?

My hard-earned 7.50 an hour, my emotionally draining occupation, is going to these people who don’t do fuck-all for themselves but have more babies so they get more Medicaid and health insurance. Is it their fault? Pegleghippie would say no, the government puts them in this situation. They sponsor it through lack of education funding and lower police activity in the poor sections of urban America. Thus empowering drug dealers and gang members and further subjugating the American minorities.

I call shenanigans. I call him a conspiracy theorist, he calls me naive. It’s a fun little balance we have. But I firmly believe in this logic, this reality; every choice is a choice. Simple enough statement. But what I mean by that is you may be presented with the option to do drugs or not do drugs. You may be handed this opportunity more times than anyone else in the world, but every time, you will still have the choice. It’s not that hard to utter a single syllable. No.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for increasing education and police funding for the point of bettering the lower and middle classes. I will wholeheartedly agree that there is a need. But I think that currently that need is an excuse for lower-class America to feed off of welfare and medicaid. To feed off of my money.

But there’s a bigger problem with our system. This time, actually, a real, true statistic that I didn’t make up; ready for this? 93% of our welfare and disability money is being stolen by vendors. You know, those unhelpful people who give out food stamps and distribute checks? 93%. 93% of something close to 2 billion dollars. This private study shows a shocking amount of corruption in American finance handling.

So what’s the real problem? Is it people feeding off welfare? Or is it vendors stealing it, corrupt bureaucracy? 93% of me says it’s the latter. But that 7% is still furious at those whiny little children with paper-cuts.

Writing blogs is hard when you’re not smart enough to blog.
May 17, 2008

And no, this time I’m not talking about Straightrecord. (Well, unless you count this as talking about him, in which case, you’re obviously reading too in-depth into writings by me. Trust me, there’s no depth to my shallowness.) (Sorry Daniel Tosh, that’s deliberate plagiarism.)

Anyways, my point. I’m not smart enough to blog. Really, I’m average. Below average probably.

No, I’ve seen average. Definitely slightly above average.

But definitely below blogger average. I have no skills in research, I’m always last to hear the news, I play too many video games and read too few Communist Manifestos. But I think my biggest flaw was the first I mentioned, and that’s skills in research.

Other bloggers out there who I admire (see: blogroll) dig deeply into subjects they latch onto, getting information that hasn’t already been published on CNN (my favorite media source… any input why?) or Time magazine (of which i’m currently reading 6 month old copies of, trying to find some muse.) They read senate reports and find just-released press-releases.

Gosh these guys are good.

So, all I have to offer you is the promise to do better, and along with my second-hand story-telling, far-too-many hyphenated words, stinging rhetoric and ironic phrasing. And alot more rhetoric. With some semantics.

And jokes. Which are usually left a bit wanting.

In the mean time, read pegleghippie’s stuff, he has original ideas in his =D

Your favorite uninspired lower-middle class college student…

Mekhami.