Thursday, September 21, 2006

Scary Statistics...

This week's issue of BusinessWeek magazine had a startling tidbit:

"What's really propping up the Economy...

Health Care has added 1.7 million jobs since 2001. The REST of the private sector?
NONE."

Add a little inflation, sprinkle on a expanding astronomical national debt due to a war over half the country did not want, throw a cherry of blatant consumer illiteracy and stupidity on top to form a wonderful picture of the world to come: Some seriously bad indigestion. What is it going to take for people to change? (I don't mean to sound like John Mayer, but he has a point.)

2 comments:

Chris said...

Don't forget the out-of-control rising healthcare costs! (I guess those 1.7 million jobs are expensive!)

cupcake said...

My response is PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE. It is estimated that more than 70% of health care costs are spent to keep someone alive the last four days of their lives compared to the tiny amount spent to prevent illnesses together. If the population took better care of itself, we'd all benefit with cheaper health care costs. In other words, put the god damn twinkies down and go for a freaking walk! (Sorry, I watched "the Biggest Loser" last night. Those people are to be admired for their bravery.)