Thursday, February 11, 2010

It Is A Culture Crisis

Another e-mail sent to me, telling the truth as it is.

We have a "Culture Crisis," NOT a "Healthcare Crisis"

The letter below to Mr. Obama is from an emergency-room physician named Dr. Starner Jones. His short letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis". It's worth a quick read:

Dear Mr. President:

During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the occasion to evaluate a patient whose smile revealed an expensive, shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new "smart" cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone.

While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid." During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer.

And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman's health care? I contend that our nation's "health care crisis" is not the result of a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a "crisis of culture," a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. It is a culture based in the irresponsible credo that "I can do whatever I want to because someone else always will take care of me." [O’D NOTE: The “entitlement” culture brought about by LBJ’s “great society.”]

Once you fix this "culture crisis" that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you'll be amazed at how quickly our nation's health care difficulties will disappear.


Starner Jones, MD
My little addition to this is.... In '93 to 2000 I was an Over-The-Road Lead-Driver training new student-drivers. There was one student that I remember very well, he was a 28 year old man from Michigan who claimed to have eight kids by five different women.
I asked him one day, "How can you afford child support for eight kids." He laughs and says, "They are all on welfare."

Why can we not look at America's problems without the blinders? Our problems are really not that hard to understand nor would they be hard to straighten out if we would be honest and truthful with each other... This is all do to a lack of morals and a denial of God's Word.