…under the proviso of something comfy to sit on and an unending supply of painkillers.
See, I’ve been avidly watching the Occupy movement happening over in the States and I’m crossing my fingers that it will take off here. The government here, much like many others, are only interested in you if…
this was too long too put in a reply, sorry! but that’s so awful. my mom has fibromyalgia and a couple of other associated pain disorders and has had to deal with a lot of similar problems here in the states with health benefits and all of that. she has pre-existing conditions so she can’t get health insurance, and to qualify for disability she would have to be out of work for what adds up to two entire years before she would actually see any money. it’s depressing that there are so many of the same kinds of problems there as there are here. so much for governments giving even the slightest shit about their countries’ citizens, right?
first off, i’m sorry about your mum. it’s a shitty illness and it’s made even shittier by the fact that there is nowhere near enough cash going into research for treatments and cures.
they don’t give one tiny bit of a shit - and that’s the problem. they seem to have this messed up reverse robin hood thing going on where they want to conserve all of the wealth for themselves and leave nothing for everyone else. the problem is, where do they think all of their luxury items are going to come from if the working people just down tools and tell them to go fuck themselves? honestly though, i am under no illusion that we are slightly more privileged than folk in the states - the poverty problem there is even worse than ours, largely thanks to (thank fuck) the NHS (that the government are attempting to dismantle as we speak despite protestations to the contrary but that’s a whole other post) - if it wasn’t for free healthcare, a lot of us would be even more fucked than we already are. i genuinely couldn’t live in the states. i’d be broke and on the streets within a week. As feeble as the gesture was, i have to give kudos to obama for acknowledging the Occupy movement - i think people probably need to bear in mind that he’s often tried to put valid legislations through that would help people in bad positions but he’s been opposed and barred by the stranglehold that the GOP currently have over the house. I know Occupy has no political affiliation but that’s just a fact. He’s a lesser of two evils, in my opinion.
as i said earlier, EVERYONE should be entitled to free or affordable healthcare. that isn’t a ‘socialist’ thing, that’s a human thing. EVERYONE should be entitled to a little help when the shit hits the fan. Without exception.