|Gotta Get This Off My Mind
||[Jan. 2nd, 2011|12:48 pm]
So recently I have seen a whole bunch of facebook posts saying that the state of Kentucky has past "the best law ever". In order for a low income person to qualify for medicaid, food stamps, and financial help from the government they must pass a drug test or be denied any type of supplementary help.
So my question is...how does this affect the rest of the family of the person who fails the drug test? Will the children of that person also be denied help despite the fact that they have absolutely no control over the decisions others make and they themselves are not doing anything wrong? If someone does fail the drug test, will the then be investigated for endangering their children? Will the children be taken away to a safe place and provided for and will the person with the drug issue be offered any type of help or counseling to put them on the right path to help themselves and their own families?
When I see people posting that as their facebook status, I feel that they do not understand the depth of the issue. Everyone is all like " I work hard for my money and I don't want my Taxes being used to help others that have serious issues because I work and they just do drugs/drink/whatever all day which isn't always the case. I feel that people are so concerned about how their money is being abused that they don't realize that by actively denying someone with issues help, they aren't just denying that one person help, they are also denying others who are close to the situation and have no control over it as well. The children of these people get overlooked thanks to the ignorance of the working class.
Now please don't misunderstand, I am not for giving people with drug issues extra money and I an certainly not supporting the use of drugs but I think that there should be more consideration of the individual situations before someone arrogantly judges and makes a grand statement on facebook which personally I feel shows their ignorance. I think that these people should be offered counseling or that there should be a thorough investigation in order to help the parents be better for their kids or provide the kids with a new safe place to live where they will be taken care of. In that post, there is nothing that tells us what happens if someone fails that drug test. Are they just denied and is a blind eye turned toward that person's family? Are they at least offered any help for their kids even if they are denied? I think these are the things we need to be considering when we are being so hateful towards those who have serious problems. It seems that our focus is in the wrong place, we are focused too much on how WE are impacted or how I am denied satisfaction. This simple ability to help has turned into an egocentric argument with no real consideration for others' well being in this world. Concerning this situation, I see a lot people saying MY MONEY or I DESERVE but I don't hear anyone saying something like "They should tweak that to offer counseling or they should allow the kids to get help". It's always a selfish reaction based solely on our greed, pride, and arrogance. No one offers better solutions, they just bitch about the current state of things and harshly judge those who need extra help in many areas.
I just don't see how this is constructive in today's world. Everything seems to be falling apart little by little and these statements being passed around like wild fire on social networks only encourages others to shut themselves off to thinking outside of the box and it discourages people to look for better solutions. It causes people to have these self righteous ideas that because they don't need help they should have the right to deny others help based off of a set of circumstances and no one wants to put forth the effort to stop this chain of hate and work to move forward to provide solutions that can make everyone happy.
I am sorry. That got a big long winded and probably a bit repetitive as well but it really has been bothering me lately how people are so quick to judge and deny others their help by one simple fact and not taking the time to look at all the angles of an issue. It just makes me sad that we are living in a world where there is no much need and yet we are filled with so much greed. So many people have the ability to help and choose not to based off of an arrogant idea of what criteria people should meet before they are worthy enough to receive help from the oh so successful person who doesn't need help. Why don't we help more? Why? Who decides ultimately who should and shouldn't be helped? who honestly has that right?