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Thread #151099   Message #3551756
Posted By: Bobert
22-Aug-13 - 11:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Subject: RE: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
The mean ol' gov'mint don't bother me at all... Sure, one party has spent 30 years and hundreds of million$ of PR $$$ pushing this idea that the government is some evil monster out to get you...

Congress, however, bugs me because of way too many Koch brothers & co puppets trying to take down our economy...

But I'm sticking to the opinion that until I hear outrage from citizens about what the corporations are collecting - which effects 100% of Americans rather than less than 1% that the government is eyeing - that I'm not going to jump on the anti-government bandwagon...

BTW, I think that people really have no clue what good things the government does in everyone's lives every day...

Maybe a government shut down would be a good idea so people would realize those things...

Let me throw out an example that as a social worker I knew all to well about... The mean ol' gov-mint is paying for the nursing care of millions of indigent seniors... I know... Horros!!! Yup, people, Medicaid pays for those folks care...

Hey, here's an idea... How about the anti-government people standing up and volunteering to provide for these people... This includes bathing them, changing their diapers, feeding them, seeing that they get their meds, etc...

I mean, all these anti-government people want to jump all over saftey net programs and say that what we need is for the community to take care of their own... Fine... Quit griping and just do it... And with the middle class be squeezed with no pay raises for 30 years how are they supposed to save enough $$$ to take care of the $4000 a month for nursing home care???

Geeze Loise...

B~