Human interest story out today at Yahoo!.
A California woman suffering from kidney failure was begging for "money" in the middle of the street to pay for a life saving medical treatment when a billionaire seller of "beanie babies" rolled down the window as he pulled up next to her to ask for directions.
Apparently the billionaire heard about her plight then he drove off and then thought about it and turned around:
He'd returned after an hour or so. Rolling down his window, he reached out his hand and introduced himself. I immediately recognized his name. He was kind and sincere as he looked directly into my eyes... I listened as he repeated over and over that he was going to help me. That my fundraising was done. That I didn't need to worry any longer. He said he would send a check after he returned to his offices during the week.I'm very happy that this woman has happened upon the US dollar balances needed to account for her critical procedure. But, I'm sorry to say that beyond this fact, this kind of story makes me sick to my stomach.
What if this wealthy person didn't need directions? She dies? How can we take any satisfaction from this story? We cannot provide balances to our citizens for critical health care without the financial success of moron "beanie babies"? We have all of these critical medical technologies, research, development of surgical procedures, facilities, training and education of personnel, pharmacology, rehabilitation, etc... BUT NONE OF THIS CAN BE UTILIZED WITHOUT THE US DOLLAR BALANCES TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS UTILIZATION FIRST BEING ALLOCATED TO BEANIE BABIES????
What kind of morons are running this country?!
Accordingly, I'm sure this billionaire will be invited on "Oprah" or whatever moron daytime show and everyone will fawn all over him that "what a great person he is", blah, blah, blah, and don't get me wrong I have great respect for what he did and his generosity; but this guy shouldn't be blushing red from humility, he should be purple with rage (if he has a brain).