I’m thankful that I have a job, even if it doesn’t allow me the luxury of purchasing a $75,000 Camero.
I’m thankful that I don’t live in the state of Arizona where life saving transplants can be denied unless you can afford to buy a $75,000 Camero and have a million or so left over. I’m doubly thankful for the Right to Life proponents who don’t seem to have a problem with the states determining who can live and who must die, but picket against abortions for those who may have been raped, or molested by adult family members. Babies must be born, but adult father’s of young children must die because they don’t make enough money to afford the World’s Best Healthcare, found only in America. I’m also thankful for all those American’s who fought against healthcare reform by lying about Death Panels being created and then when a Republican run death panel actually was created they haven’t said a word.
I’m thankful that I live in a country where we can elect people to government who seem to feel that the unemployed are “Gentlemen of Leisure” whose laziness has become a drain on the federal budget. I’m doubly thankful that there are Americans who support this lack of unemployment extension without understanding that the states they live in will now have to support these people unless there are enough jobs for them to take. Maybe they don’t mind the increases they’ll have to pay in taxes to their states? Maybe they watch too much Hannity or O’Reilly on Fox News and don’t believe there actually are people looking for work?
I’m thankful for Warren Buffet, one of the worlds richest men who finally admitted that the trickle down economics the Republican party has touted as being the answer to all our problems hasn’t worked and never will work. He has said that the “richest Americans have never had it so good”. They’ve never had it so good while my unemployed friends are struggling to pay their rent and clothe and feed their children. Wait until the company you work for decides that they too can have it better if they terminate your position and you need to collect unemployment when there are few jobs and hundreds of applicants. Maybe then you’ll find out just how helpful your Republican friends are going to be.
Lastly, I’m thankful that I’m a somewhat Liberal Democrat who actually cares that my fellow citizens, even the Faux news watching among us, has enough to meet their needs and the needs of the families they love. I don’t want to see children without proper clothing and food. I want them to have proper healthcare. I want to see them have access to the kind of education which will allow them to succeed in reaching the American Dream or whatever goal they set for themselves. While I don’t really want to see my grandchildren saddled with a debt they can’t pay, I want them to survive long enough to reach adulthood. Something they might not do if the Republican Corporate Farm owners keep flooding our food supply with tainted meat and produce. Something they might not do if their parents can’t afford to take them to doctors for treatment when they’re sick. Something they definitely won’t do if they live in a Republican state like Arizona where the Republican government made a decision that just might result in the death of people not in the top income earning bracket.