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.
Nevertheless…. Today in America…. 1/5 Americans…. currently claim to be, “clinically disabled,” and receive disability benefits. (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?” Literally…. (Statistical reference link.)
Lets take that assessment one step further….. Here I’d like to point out, that there are 6… empty… rotting homes, for every 1 homeless American today, in America. (Statistical reference link.)
How is that a free market? And 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 government backed programs….. And at what point, do we question the 40 hour work week? When 1/5 Americans are currently labeled by physicians, as being, “disabled,” Is there not a correlation between disability, social security retirement and the 40 hour work week? Furthermore, at what point, does “social security disability,” 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 backed programs, then people look down on me, for working honest, albeit lower class jobs. Meanwhile, I haven’t made 1 single payment on my student loans, while simultaneously, Silicone Valley automates the future economy, making more and more money, than ever before.
-William Larsen, Civilians News