So I was out on the town with a bunch of guys for a bachelor party last night, no not mine as I am happily married. Well the Supreme Court decision had just dropped on Obamacare, I mean tax raises, so naturally this was a pretty big discussion point. If you think I am going to talk about it here, you’re wrong. It is going to be covered so thoroughly by all the talking heads that there is no need for me to bring it to your attention. Anyway, during this crawl of course we got more philosophical with each shot. It was somewhere between the fifth and sixth drink that I met a doctor.
We were talking and our conversation meandered along the health care road and associated fields. We got to the point where we were discussing the Medicaid laws and how they were used when he told me a story. It goes something like this. I was seeing a patient who will remain nameless for legal reasons, but she was there for a routine checkup in her second trimester. She was a poor patient, on Medicaid, which is not a problem but it helps set this tale. She told me that her mama said she was the bread-winner of the family. So I asked what do you do for a living. She told me that she didn’t have no job, she had never had no job. So my curiosity piqued I asked her how could she possibly be a bread-winner if she had no job. What she said disgusted me to the very core of my being.
It turns out she is a professional baby maker. She had six children and this pregnancy was going to be her seventh. So I figured it was a welfare scam, but no it was much worse than that. Her mother is a foster parent for the state. Every time she pops out another kid her mother calls social services and reports her as an unfit mother, she has no job and has five or six baby daddies. The state comes and removes the child from the mother’s care and move to put the child into either care with a relative, preferably, or into the foster system. Well lo and behold, grandma just happens to be a state certified foster parent as well as a close relative. So paperwork is signed, the child is placed with grandma and a check for $935 tax-free comes in the mail monthly to support this child. Now that $935 isn’t for all the children, no it is for each child. So for six children that is over $5600 a month. That makes for $67,000 a year tax-free for doing nothing more than scamming the system. Of course she complained that the household now makes too much in assistance to get food stamps, but since she has no job she can at least get Medicaid. I wanted to vomit right there.
Scamming the system in order to take out as much as you can isn’t welfare, it isn’t helping someone out. If he had wanted to help that woman he told me he’d have offered her free sterilization. The welfare system is broken along with child services, healthcare, and any other government program that hands out cash for nothing. We are raising a generation of takers, people who believe the government owes them something more than life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When a generation of takers raised the next generation do you think they will take less? How long before there are no people working and paying taxes and all the people are trying to live off the government programs and taxes of others. Once the level hits fifty percent we’re done. Pray we get some reform in and kick some people to the curb to fend for themselves before the “you owe mes” outnumber the people working and paying their fair share. Oh, and if you pay into the system and don’t cheat like a Geithner you are paying a fair share.