And, if it is not for profit, where is the money coming from to pay this group to operate it? From the employees? From the taxpayers? Or is the company also "not for profit?" WHO will profit? Follow the money! Is Chattanooga so rich that it can afford to get in the prescription business? Time for the TimesFreePress to do some REAL investigative reporting!
What would happen to you if you lost your job? If your identity was stolen and your house taken? If you had an illness that cost a couple of a million dollars? What would happen if your daughter was raped? If the food you ate was bad? If your car's brakes were improperly sealed? What would happen if the bridge you are crossing tumbled? If a tornado tore through your home and business? What would happen if you worked 40 years for the same company to find that your pension was worthless? Or the money you put in the bank mysteriously disappeared?
For all these things, the government would help. But, hey, since YOU don't need them right now, we should get rid of them!
What if everyone considered you to be one of THOSE PEOPLE because you got sick or didn't go to Harvard or invested in a failed business? It's all your fault anyway--we sure don't want to help moochers like you!
I get quite a laugh reading the editorials on the right hand side of the page. Every day there will be one about taxes being too high (from a state with NO income taxes) and Obama plunging the nation into socialism. Every day!
NEVER included is the mess the Republicans made when they were in charge. Agree with Obama's way or not, surely that ought to be mentioned!
I have to wonder what kind of idiots don't see this? I guess the same that run the same editorials every day.
I am glad this man has so much family who have time to monitor this blog. They have the power to help him. Instead of ignoring or denying the truth, however, HELP your dad! Get off the blog and get him out and moving every day. Switch off his TV cable (fast food for the brain). Padlock the refrigerator and have meals on wheels brought to him. He cannot eat food that is not in the house--his wife has some control here. He is in this situation in part because of his "loving" family who is making excuses. Time for that is way over. HELP him. Put your love to work.
And yes, I can speak about this. I have lost 80 pounds that I PUT ON MYSELF. My responsibility, no excuses (although if I did they would sound a lot like his).
It sounds like he is a man of faith; God will help him. His family should help him, instead of enabling him. His church should help him. But he has to make some of the effort, also. He is in for a long pull, but can be an inspiration for others if he is willing to "walk the walk." Quit making it easy--"gotta" can be a better teacher and taskmaster.
Being out of the house, working or at least volunteering his time to those more unfortunate, would do worlds for him.
Please don't think I am being mean, just because you don't agree with me. I think I am speaking from experience on this. Weight loss is difficult under good conditions. Mr. Allmond has a mountain to move, but it won't be moved by excuses and recalling how it used to be. God bless and strengthen him and his family.
Someone needs to clue Mr. Allmond and his wife in that he IS eating a huge amount for someone who is nearly immobile. Light mayo with 2 sandwiches is a joke. What does he drink (soda?) Why no fruits? This man and his wife need serious help. I wonder what financial help he gets for his disability? He says he hasn't worked in 20 years--nice if you can "afford" it.
I will pray for this man. I am no skinny mini myself, so I know how tough it is. Losing weight takes hard unpleasant long term effort, but you do it one pound at a time. Can someone get him a job, perhaps telephone work, so he can start to feel some self-worth, and get him out of the house?