First, I would like to point a post I truly agree with as an engineer myself.
originally posted by: [post=19820647]burdman30ott6
Things have to be thought out long-term, rather than looking at the current pricetag. Something might seem to cost extreme amounts right now, but it
should be looked at as an investment rather than one-time cost. If it saves more eventually, why not go for it rather than choose the cheaper version
that eventually ends costing far more??? One needs to see the woods behind the trees(local proverb).
The price tag is heavy, of course, but one needs to look where it leads to.
Universal healthcare = better health, higher productivity. Higher wages. Healthcare is currently one of the main bankruptcy reasons in US. You can try
to prevent diseases, but you can not foresee these, you can not ensure you will never get cancer or whatever costful disease. There are way too many
people out there who do not have enough to pay regular check-ups, to get their treatment. They do work, but in the end they are far less productive
than they could be...
College education . Currently the economy is shifting towards knowledge-based economy. Considering automations and robotics, it is a matter of time,
before majority of current jobs are not needed anymore, especially low-skilled ones. What should people do then??? If US wants any economic power in
the future, the best way to ensure it is by getting a more educated population...
Living wage - everyone do not have the power of mastering some skill. One might think it all comes down to individual choices, but genetics, family is
far more important. Im honest, I can learn something times faster than others - why should they suffer from their disadvantage??? Every job is
necessary. Someone needs to clean the streets, someone needs to flip the burgers. There is need for these jobs, so these people doing such job should
at least get to live from it... They need to live as well, otherwise crime will flourish. ( as it is currently in USA...). Countries where whatever
ones job is and he/she can easily survive on 40 hour workweek have far less crime as there is no need to get the basics to live. Round here there are
no foodstamps, because every can eat reasonably from their wage... Consider that for a change... US currently is subsidising the corporations by
letting them not pay enough to their employees and covering the extra costs, as everyone needs to survive... If ones wages go solely on rent (in
cheapest area), then the one will need to eat as well (so foodstamps)...
In the end, I see Bernie Sanders ideas (whether these would pass or not) as something that would help the nation as a whole. Better health, better
wages (due to more skilled highly educated employees), lower crime rates. Everything is connected.
I am not American, but I hope the best for that nation due to interconnectedness of the world economies. If US goes down, so will European nations and
the opposite. We should look after eachother whatever our nation is, because when you are screwed, I am screwed as well...
I sincerely hope that Bernie would win the presidential race, as he is the only person (from current candidates), who can create a change, a change
for the better.
People, please, think on long-term benefits and the whole picture, rather than the current pricetag...
edit on 26-9-2015 by Cabin because: (no