October 4th 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– Land Of The Injured: How Disability Crippled America –
I’ve only been to the hospital, like 5 times, in my entire life.
I haven’t seen a doctor, in over 10 years. The last time I went to a doctor, I was in college. In that particular instance, I needed stitches on my left elbow, after falling off my bike.
Normal right? I think so.
Nevertheless… today in America…. 1/5 Americans…. currently claim to be, “disabled,” allowing them to receive disability benefits. (Statistical reference link.)
60 million Americans, are currently receiving disability benefits……. and that’s troubling for a variety of reasons.
42 million Americans, receive food stamp benefits, while 56 million more senior citizens, are currently retired on government backed, social security pensions. This trend leads me to wonder…… “What is a free market?” Literally…. (Statistical reference link.)
Lets take that assessment one step further….. At this moment in time, I’d like to point out, that statistically speaking…. there are 6… empty/rotting homes, for every 1 homeless American today. (Statistical reference link.)
How’s that a free market? And at what point do these issues become systemic? How many people have to fail, before we as a society, choose to make retirement more manageable? Or…. does everybody in America rely on government backed social security retirement programs, for the future decades to come?
-William Larsen, Civilians News