Claire Bangasser's thoughtful struggles with Catholicism, and her Godde is a more reasonable person than the God of my Protestant upbringing.
The radio rant happened to be one of those conservative hate radio commentators extending the fable of the ant and the grasshopper, only he has the ant giving in and feeding the grasshopper, and successive generations of grasshoppers, till the grasshoppers demand everything, eat all, and everybody dies. Well, I can understand some of the objections to taking from the deserving and giving to the underdeserving. Isn't it the way of Darwin, that those without survival skills die out, for the long run survival of the species?
However, I have a problem with classifying all those with little or no income, and sometimes with high medical needs as undeserving. In my 70+ years of life I have seen a lot of good people come up on bad times due to nothing more than being in the wrong spot at a moment in time. Catastrophe happens. We as good citizens, but more importantly as people exposed to the roll of the dice, need to do our best to spread the risk. Insurance companies by their nature, wish to get paid for insurance and pay the minimum in claims, by excluding those likely to file claims. I expect the government, in it's duty to provide for the general welfare of the country, to assure equal access to services such as health care.
I didn't have an image of an ant, and I'm not sure that a praying mantis (who devours her mate) is a good choice, but I like the image.