We can’t let people die, illegals, poor Americans or otherwise; however, “Who will pay for it” is now the battle cry for the Obama administration. [note that there is no question mark as it is a statement]
We remain a foolish, wasteful society, in our lives and in our government spending. Just the amounts we have spent on wars and overseas ventures could have been used to rebuild our infrastructures and health systems.
We still are spending BILLION$ on wars overseas. We [Obama] have not learned our lessons from the previous administrations. I don’t know any more when we WILL learn these lessons.
We continue to throw away more tax dollars on big companies who are going under: GM, Chrysler, AIG, etc. I suppose the thought process is that saving these companies may save jobs and the economy. Well, if that’s the thinking it is dead wrong — as we will soon see.
We also spend more importing than on exporting. It’s been going on for generations. Another lesson we have not learned.
And we still are outsourcing American jobs instead of ensuring that every American who wants to work can do so at a reasonable salary.
In short, we are a mess and will remain so until we learn some of these lessons.
That said, I still believe we have the ability to turn some things around. We need to reestablish our real priorities, getting back to some basics of economics, social and political restructuring. But we need to do it soon.