The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Friday, October 30, 2009

There's the Rub

I apologize to any who follow this blog for my absence. I'm sick. I'm hurting. I am without insurance but I did manage through the good graces of my old physician to be seen for a bacterial infection. Unfortunately he gave me Cipro and I had a bad reaction. In my case this mean a whole lot of agonizing pain in my arms legs, feet and hands. with breaks from the pain from hydrocodone which I fear will run out before the pain.

In the mean time (and I do mean MEAN), what I notice about both the lousy Health Care Bills in Congress is that the bastards still want to keep it tied to employment. Never mind that jobs are drying up faster than spilt whiskey in August, if you aren't employed, you are suplus population and can go ahead and die! Few of the bourgoise jackasses in either wing of Congress have ever worked for wages, or else they would know that to get insurance, having a job isn't even enough. It must be Full-Time to qualify for benefits and you know damn well that full-time work is even harder to find and keep for that very reason. Thierin lies the rub and the fatal flaw that makes anything short of a Medicare type single-payer plan absolute and useless bullshit. A cruel sham at best.

1 Comments:

At 9:02 PM, Blogger justica said...

Welcome back, Prol--you've had it rough. Hope the worst is behind you
and relieved to know you have dodged the Cipro dart.

Going forward, I have made a new commitment--to avoid the sizzling cloud of anger and frustration of most people walking around loose out there; to avoid tea-baggers, screamers and other oppressors, including quacks who over-prescribe. One pragmatic way to fight the brutal system in place is stay the hell away from them --instead, gather onions and some wild flowers or fall leaves; bake some bread, cultivate crops without chemicals; step up being part of creating community. Each week, ride bikes to the beach and/or, through the mountains, walk in the woods, turn some dirt, seek the sky--make some art or music of it-- plant a fig tree--may be "tra-la-la" on the surface--but many of the answers are there.

 

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