Running down to the courthouse for FAFSA???

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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chocolateplease :  I think you misunderstand me greatly. I am an american citizen, born and raised in a rural working class family. I am not “bashing” the US.

I am just frustrated that I see first hand what a difference it makes to have healthcare, clean streets, free education. It makes me angry and sad that my friends and family at home do not have this. That my mom has to limit a medication that would greatly improve her quality of life because she can only afford 4 tablets of this expensive medication a month. I am angry that my niece will pay for her education for the next 10-20 years and has to put off home ownership and a family because of this. I am angry when I read here on the Bee people making heartbreaking decisions about so many things which could be avoided if a society agreed that you shouldn’t *have* to choose between books and rent money.

Yeah, and I am sorry, but I disagree: when a wealthy country “can’t afford” to keep it’s members healthy and educated, then the sky is falling, whether you believe education and healthcare is a “handout” or not. Whether you personally feel like things are great or not. (or just have “room for improvement”)  I am not “saddling blame on hardworking americans”, I want to be encouraging exactly these americans to demand better. 

I appreciate your hard work and tenacity as a 1st generation American. I think your enthusiam and your success speak highly of you. But I also think there is a lot to learn from other countries who are very succesfully integrating wealth and quality of life and it isn’t a crime against “america the great” to look outside of our borders for good models. 

I don’t want to fight with you, and certainly not on this thread which wouldn’t help the OP at all. So I won’t continue to post, as I feel it would be hijacking this. 

 

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