"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 3 September 2010

And Another Thing...

It's been said before but it's not a bad idea so let's put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.

Pensioners would then have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheelchairs etc and they'd receive money instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring so they could be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance. Their bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.  A guard would check on them every twenty minutes and bring meals, snacks and all the drugs they need to their cell (prescription, of course). They would have family visits in a purpose-built, state of the art suite. They would have access to a library, gym, spiritual counselling, swimming pool and education.

Clothing, shoes, slippers and legal aid would be free on request. There'd be private, secure rooms for all with an outdoor exercise yard and gardens. Each pensioner would also have a computer, television, radio and daily phone calls.  There would be a board of directors to hear complaints and the guards would have a code of conduct that must be strictly adhered to.

The criminals would get cold food, be left alone and unsupervised. Lights would be turned off at 8pm and they would have showers once a week. They'd live in a tiny room and pay £1k per month with no hope of ever getting out. If they had to go to hospital they'd be mis-diagnosed, left on the floor all night if they fell out of bed, sleep in soiled bed-linen because the buzzer was placed out of reach, or they would be shunted into a store-room if they were particularly fractious or disorientated.

Hmm... I'm almost looking forward to getting old under my government.

4 comments:

  1. Ca[tain HaddockSeptember 03, 2010

    Well said GV .. and oh, how true ...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can't say I understand it CH except to say that it's deliberate policy. Something's wrong with our society when criminals have 'rights' but law-abiding pensioners don't.

    It isn't just this govt in the form of Ken Clarke's Justice Dept or the past 13yrs of Labour; everything since 1948 has been fuag, intentionally so, and that's why we've ended up with a govt of all the no-talents in 2010.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You get the health care you deserve! If you think it is alright to allow nursing homes as private businesses , who do not have to worry about the skill mix of staff and can employ kids off the street as "nurses". The majority of staff do a great job on poor pay and difficult working conditions looking after doubley incontinent, demented , sometimes violent residents with little or no thanks.

    Do not blame the front line workers ,blame the government and yes yourselves. The idea of reducing the number of qualified nurses on the wards started twenty years ago . Did you do or say anything then?
    My partner is a Registered Nurse as i am and last week he was in charge of 96 residents on a Saturday afternoon with unqualified care workers assisting. He is respondsible for all medications , monitoring the residents for any change in condition, calling in the doctors if needed ,mountains of paperwork and the list goes on because he is the only one qualified to do it.
    No wonder that any qualified nurses you have left are all coming over here to Austalia. Have a look at job adverts for nurses and to call youself such you have to be qualified and registered . Can you find any ? Are they all for managers and cadets ? If you want a good understanding of the situation read Militant Medical Nurse's Blog.

    ReplyDelete
  4. So serious, Adelaide Girl. The post was more a rail against the rights & benefits of prisoners than anything else, while our pensioners are left in want.

    Thanks for the info. What you say is true - there is no-one to blame but ourselves. We voted for the politicians and we tolerate their misguided ideologies far more than we should.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails