Originally Posted by ckblv
He isn't denying any kid's anything, why would you say a deliberate falsehood?
He vetoed EXPANDED benefits.
I believe entitlement is non productive.
I believe children should be taken care of by their parents. Parents should WORK to make a living for their children, or don't have children.
I agree with you that parents should work to support their children. I agree a hundred percent. However, if the parent won't
work or can't
work, it's not the child's fault. Should a child be prevented from getting good health care because of it's parents? The child can't go out and work. The child is dependent upon it's parent to support it, and if the parent is unable to do so, then that child should be entitled to decent health care until it can be properly cared for.
There are some parents who would happily work, but can't get a job, or there are parents who are working, but can't get a decent paying job. It's very hard these days with the economy the way it is for a lot of people to make a living wage. There are also a lot of employers out there who won't give health insurance to their employees. Some companies like Walmart for example usually only hire their employee's part time, in order to avoid paying health insurance to their employee's, or giving them any benefits at all.
You sound like you're very comfortable and secure in your life, but there are a lot of people, ME included who are barely getting by. I have a hernia that is so severe, it has almost made me a cripple, and I have insurance. However, the Co-pay is more than I can afford, and that doesn't even count the cost of the surgery. I don't have children, so this wouldn't have made a difference in my own life, but I would hate to see a child suffer the way I am forced to, because of lack of money. A lot of people are living like I do..just barely keeping a roof over their heads, and they work at least 40 plus hours a week like I do, and can't afford to stay home from work when they're sick and in pain, like I can't. When you're desperately trying to keep a roof over your head, and trying to keep enough food in your belly to stay alive, then you just plain don't have the money for health care. A lot of people right here in America are doing the best that they can just to stay alive. Admittedly, they probably shouldn't have children, when they're as poor as I am, but some of these people, just like me, were once making decent money, and couldn't understand what it's like to be poor and desperate in this land of plenty.