Alpha13 saidBut that is the whole point. Portraying the average American as destitute with no health care and kids that go without proper winter coats is liberal political bullshit that buys sympathy. As is the lament that old people are poor. The last two censuses show that they are the richest demographic segment but never mind the facts when you want the other party to look hard hearted.
Old people are not poor due in large part to Social Security. That was the goal of establishing it.
Medical health care costs are the number one, the number one reason for personal bankruptcy.
I've had a broken arm
this year, the total uninsured cost to me would have been over $100,000. Fortunately I have health care, 16 million of my fellow citizens are not so lucky.
Why shouldn't every American have the same access to and the same level of healthcare that every person in Congress has?