October 4th 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– Land Of The Injured: How Disability Crippled America –
I’ve never been to the hospital. Literally……
I haven’t seen a doctor in maybe 10 years. The last time I saw a doctor, I was in college and I had to receive stitches on my left elbow, after falling off a bicycle.
Normal right? I think so.
But today in America, 1/5 Americans are on “disability.” (Statistical reference link.)
That’s 60 million Americans……. And that’s troubling for a variety of reasons.
Add into the equation 42 million more Americans, currently receiving food benefits, along with 56 million senior citizens, retiring on “government backed” social security pensions, and it really makes you wonder, “what is a free market?” (Statistical reference link.)
Because for people like me, it often feels like capitalism itself, is merely a convienent argument for some people, to get away with market manipulation.
There are 6 empty, rotting homes, for every 1 homeless American today, in America. (Statistical reference link.)
How is that a free market?
At what point do these issues become systemic? At what point, do we talk about, “making retirement more manageable,” so we don’t have to rely on these types of programs…..
At what point do we question the 40 hour work week? When 1/5 Americans are suddenly, “disabled.” At what point does that become a labor dispute in and of itself?
Yet, American media, American institutions, financial institutions, censor this kind of information under the moniker of “fake news.”
Then at the end of the day, I work an honest job at a restaurant, and my wages are a quarter of some of these government programs, and people look down on me, for working honest jobs. Meanwhile, I haven’t made 1 single payment on my student loans, while simultaneously, Silicone Valley automates the economy further and further, making more money then ever before.
I can’t even explain my frustrations.
-William Larsen, Civilians News