“‘There but for the grace of God go I,’ we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities,” Obama said. “We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.”
I must disagree. These commitments are quite selfish. They concern only Americans and those who live here. I believe our greatness goes far beyond this self centered view. Like the inventions we are responsible for. Just a short list of the innumerable:
1) The cotton gin
2) The reaper
3) The phonograph
4) The telephone
5) Electric light bulb
6) The AIRPLANE
8) Atomic power
9) The computer
10) All of the medical advances the U.S had pioneered throughout the 20th century. This is still an area of strength today.
These inventions along with countless others, have improved the lives of all MANKIND, not just Americans.
Yes, I disagree with President Obama on a lot of things. This one really, really gets me. The United States would not be a great country if government entitlement programs to Americans were not available? My values certainly are different from President Obama’s. He may think that he knows what is best for us. However, he certainly does not understand why our country’s contributions to mankind occurred. And he is working very hard to CHANGE it.