Zach works in the emergency room of a local hospital as a RN. In a chance meeting in a Waffle House in northern Kentucky, after finishing a night shift, we drifted into a conversation where he was asking, "Why are there people admitted to the hospital who are not taking care of themselves, don't work, expect the emergency room to solve their problems, believe the government should take care of them forever, and they don't have to pay for anything?"
He wondered how long can our social system handle this kind of burden? (A not fully busy waitress leaned in and joined the conversation now and then.)
Zach expressed dissatisfaction with the entire health care system. He wants to serve in situations of need, not abuse and greed.
The prison situation in the USA passed by on the menu of discussion. How can the United States have the highest incarceration rate in the world? How long can this financial burden be maintained on the working population?
Zach is questioning the real problems of today, not the passing news feeds about temperature, sports, stock market ticker numbers, and local automobile crashes.
Hats off to Zack and many other citizens who are seeing through the media fog to the real issues that need to be addressed.