It’s being stripped away by the current right-wing US govt. You assume it’s included in every state’s budget. But it’s being taken out of ours in the USA and ours was never that much to start with. There are realities Americans have to deal with that you probably don’t have to think about. Pay rent OR go to the doctor?

It’s being stripped away by the current right-wing US govt.

You assume it’s included in every state’s budget. But it’s being taken out of ours in the USA and ours was never that much to start with.

There are realities Americans have to deal with that you probably don’t have to think about.

Pay rent OR go to the doctor?

I don’t have health insurance. I had a weird lump under my armpit 3 weeks ago. Cyst? Infection (Lymph node)? Or Lymphatic Cancer?

We run our own business and with 13 people living in one house, some contribute to bills, some don’t, money is always tight for myself as I usually give up what I make to pay towards house bills.

So, I had two weeks of a weird lump under my arm before I could go to the doctor to find out, “What is it?”

It’s sort of my choice. I _could_ abandon the business, tell my brother and sister-in-law “Sorry”, find a “normal job” and be trapped doing that 5 days a week. But I like having time. So, it’s a tradeoff.

Pay rent OR go to the doctor? I usually choose “pay rent” (mortgage).

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As is American tradition, I say “I own my house” because the Title is in my name.
 
But the REALITY?
 
The bank owns my house unless I finish paying it, on time, until 2032 AD. It’s now 2019 AD.
 
Capitalism works for the bank that REALLY owns my house.
 
Their net worth is $30 Billion.
 
My net worth is probably “Worth more dead than alive”. But let’s say I had the Median Net Worth a US Citizen with “Some College”.
 
That would make my net worth: $66,100
 
50% of Americans with “some college” would have less than
$66,100
 
50% of Americans with “some college” would have more than $66,100
 
Bank that owns my house that I pay monthly to try to own it has a net worth of $30B.
 
$66100 / $30B =
2.203333333333333e-6
 
Capitalism works for the bank.
 
But maybe I’m unfair. One man vs a bank with 37,000 employees.
 
So: $30B / 37000 = $810,810 Net worth per employee, if everything actually divided that way.
 
$66100 / $810810 = 0.08. 8%.
 
Capitalism works for the bank.
 
They don’t risk homelessness.
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