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Old 11-01-2011, 10:10 AM
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I unintentionally ran across this blog written by a senior citizen who has a great sense of humor and good old fashioned common sense.

He sat down with some other seniors and discussed "the state of the damned nation." He wrote about Health Care, the Environment, Poverty, and Energy.

Here is the Health Care entry...

This topic generated a lively discussion and is without doubt the number one issue among the seniors I spoke with.

We all understand there is a crisis in the sector but if you cut through the bluster and political rhetoric you’ll come to understand that there’s plenty of damned health care to go around – we’re just not dishing it out wisely.

The major problem, of course, is that there are too many young people clogging up the hospitals. You can’t get wheeled into an ER these days without running over some layabout teen moaning on about his infected nose ring, venereal warts or skateboard injury. If we weeded out the nuisance cases and self-inflicted idiocy I’m quite confident there’d be ample to time to scope my colon, tune up my pacemaker and conduct further research into the development of bionic hips.

What we need to do is issue every American citizen a $1000 health care gift card each January and advise them to budget their illnesses wisely. If one of these damned young people goes on a “bender” in the first week and ends up needing emergency surgery, anal suturing and a gross of Tetracycline, they’ll either have to suck up the discomfort until next year or pony up the dough and pay for it themselves.
Regarding poverty, he suggests mandatory poverty for everyone under 30.

Once we teach damned young people that there is no shame in poverty, perhaps they’ll stop trying to buy their way out of it with money they don’t have.

Read the rest here... Tips for Politicians: Courting the Coveted Senior Vote
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:12 AM
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hah. that was pretty funny.
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