Here is an interesting post about the disabled in America, that I read today on the Huffington Post’s website. The medical and financial situation for disabled Americans isn’t at all good under the present Medicare system and even if ObamaCare should get fully implemented it is not going to get materially all that much better. Since basically the Obama plan only extends Mediare coverage to more people but does little to improve the level of benefits.
Yet in spite of the extremely poor system of support that exist in the States for the disabled the U.S. Congress feels absolutely no degree of human shame about forbidding disabled expats from accessing the supreior social and taxation supports that may be available to them under more compassionate governments. The flip side of this Congressional intransigence is that if your level of government services is not as good as what is provided for in America, the U.S. government will not send funding to you so that you can have the same level of benefits as you would have if you did live in America. Instead their message to you would be that you must move to America if you want those benefits.
Of course the response of the resident American would be that if moving back is being offered as an option then you should move back. To which I would reply; why is it that I don’t have to live in America in order to have tax liabilities but I have to if I want the benefits of fulfulling those tax liabilities? Doesn’t this set up generate any type of cognitive disonance in the mind of the American politician? In the end no matter which way you look at it the U.S. goverment wins and the poor soul who happens to be a U.S. person loses.
It seems quite clear that the U.S. uses tax law and American exceptionalism as shields behind which to hide its own human rights abuses and to salve both their collective and individual legislative consciences. All of which renders them unworthy of holding the offices to which they have been elected.