Friday, April 22, 2011

If all teeth are white, why are only poor people and homeless people treated free?

General course of Dental care (excluding dentures)

Two questions about Victoria’s public dental service:

- Why is it that only people who can't afford dental care get help?

- Why do asylum seekers with no money need teeth? After all they can't afford to eat much.


It's not as though white middle class people aren't struggling to remember to go to the Dentist :
The annual visit to the dentist is becoming difficult to remember for many Australians, with a new report showing about 40 per cent of the population do not go for regular check-ups.


  1. Oh ok, and ALL Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders fit into those two neat categories?

    Of course they do!

    Why don't you pay for them, seeing as us nasty white middle class object.

    Just curious, what do you do for:
    -The homeless
    -Aboriginal people
    -Asylum seekers
    -The environment,
    -Disabled people.

    What is it that you do? How much of your income goes towards helping the people in the above categories. Or is talking about it enough for you? You have this gargantuan social conscience - I am very curious to know how your days are filled with making society a better place for all; in parallel with this blog of course.

    Better yet, why don't these pricks get jobs and pay for themselves.

  2. I can see your point, Anonymous. Why don't the homeless "pricks get a job and pay for themselves"?

    Like all good citizens should, I am hoping to avoid all tax this year - so you ask, "how much of (my) income goes towards helping the people in the above categories (?)" ...None.

    And one can only hope that no one worse off than, say, middle manager, gets any help at all.

  3. Time for legislated tax breaks for those with medically certified compassion fatigue and related conditions.

  4. Andrew - my namesake Anonymous above is so right! Why should we bother giving health care to the unwanted surplus population? We should either totally ignore or exploit them - its the conservative way.

  5. I see, you pay taxes, right, good on you.

    Then why did you say...None?

    Not very surprising that you do nothing else but talk about it.

    *Sigh, why don't you actually *DO something.

  6. Anonymous said: We should either totally ignore or exploit them.

    Yeah that's what was said. So if you're Aboriginal\Torres straight you get free dental even if you've got a steady income? You don't see anything wrong with this?

    Again, what do you do for the poor and disenfranchised? Nothin. Nada. Zip.

  7. What I want to know is if you're Aboriginal\Torres gay do you still get free dental?

    And why doesn't the tax office audit everyone for what they do for the poor and disenfranchised? They could then get tax credits for their good works.

  8. Why don't the homeless build a home and help the building industry and the economy?