I'm just going to answer this in general, and take it as the answer to all of you obamiacs....
No one has answered any of my questions, except maybe this guy above me. Although I see, in no way, any real accomplishments by Obama. I see no real
legislative role. I, of course, do not find sen. to make good presidents. I would vote for anyone other than the big two this year, as you Obamiacs
have turned me off Obama. When it came time for answers, sadly, his supporters present none. But now I have to vote for Mccain, because as
Semperfortis said, the republicans are not acting in my interests towards smaller government, but the dems are looking much worse. So here is some of
my arguments to your questions...
Economic system which is based on cooperation rather than competition and which utilizes centralized planning and distribution.
Ah, the nice way of putting it. So, I see that communism is socialism gone bad, and I point out, that on an island, or in a family, socialism works.
However we are not a family, or a small island.
If you read the above, then I stand by my statement that Sen. Barrack Obama is a socialist. Whether it be through legislation, or illegal taxation,
his goal is to take money from the haves, and give to the have-nots. Please explain to me how this is not socialism?
Capitalism dictates that the market is open to anyone, to provide anything, and charge whatever they want. If an industry gets out of balance due to
supply and demand, then it self corrects through alternatives and price fluctuation. The governing bodies that represent the interests of free and
equal markets should identify and maintain standards , preventing in the process illegal acts and dangerous monopolies. That is the role of
Health care is so expensive for many reasons.
Elective surgeries are at an all time high. How many great heart and brain surgeons are wasting away dong breast jobs?
People are leading unhealthy lifestyles. We smoke, eat too much, drink too much, and exercise never, and then wonder why we get preventable diseases
People can't read. Every time I start a new insurance, and yearly from the VA, I get a book that lists common ailments and ways to treat them. It
also has has healthy living guides, and a 24 hour nurse line for questions and opinions. But according to the medical staff I know, an overwhelming
number of visits are from people who didn't need to go. Increased visits for non-threatening reasons, or lack of research, has led to a waste of
doctor time, and is a huge strain on the industry.
Malpractice suits have reached disastrous levels, accounting for huge costs on other patients.
And my last point, that no one has addressed...At what point did we assess that every person has the right to do whatever they want, both in their
private life and public role, and yet they have the right to not be responsible for their decisions. We are obviously not talking about kids, but
adults. And who said we all have the right to not go to college, work one menial job, and have 5 kids, yet get all the benefits of those who planned
better? There are many ways to fix our healthcare system, but forcing others, through taxation, to pay for others care is beyond me.
If the government wants to help, do a military type contract with doctors.
Give them a free ride through college and med school, and then they have to take a certain percentage of low income individuals at lower costs (for a
specific amount of time). The doctors pay back the loans at little to no interest, therefore making this a very attractive option to a lot of inner
city MD candidates.
I know that some people get trampled in this machine called capitalism, but as other countries have shown, socialism tramples a lot more.