What i post now might invited flaming but i am going to post this anyway.
I hear alot of bashing on socialism system, that Americas is on the way to become a socialist country. it is sometime sad to see how things is
i've had a conversation with one of my good friend, who is an american living here in malaysia. the sentiments i hear is that if Obama is elected,
Americas will be a socialist country, that american will loose their rights especially the right to raise arms.
i also hear that if Obama wins, all the jobless, criminals will get welfare support from the money that is taxed on all the hardworking americans, i
fully agree 110% that there is alotsa american who is hardworking, i worked with some of the best american colleague in my course of work. i learn
alot from them too.
In any countries in the world, there bound to be parasites who ride on the system for free, taking free meals, free monies for not working when they
are able to. we see it in America, I see it in Malaysia and anywhere in the world.
but it is sad to read that some of my fellow ATSer is comparing America to countries that ends with 'stan'. eg Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan
guys, don't you think that is the wrong comparison ?? you see, there are leaders of countries in the world who uses religion, socialism, communism,
capitalism to gain more for their own wealth than to really for the greater good of their fellow countrymen.
why not compare to countries like Sweden ? their social system works fine, at least to me, they pay high taxes in return but all of their public
transport systems is efficient and of course you see that there is freeloader too that ride on system to really take monies without working.
BUT there is also cases where there is large layoffs by the big companies that they work for, not to the poor guy's own choice but at least for the
period of time he is out of job, he is knows that if he fall sick, he can go to any hospital and he will be taken care of and i know a swedish guy for
a long time and i had a chance to pay him a visit back in the year 2006 when i went to stockholm for a holiday and guess what happen to him? a few
days after i left stockholm to return to malaysia, he was diagnose with a tumour in the head. immediately he went into the public hospital and got
treated took him quite sometime to recover but he recovered.
and i think to myself, if the same thing would happen to me here in Malaysia. i dont think i will get the same quality health care in Malaysia..well
though Malaysia is consider a capitalist market (a free market so to speak) but guess what, if you don't have the money you wont get quality health
the screw up part for what i see here is that, in such system, the rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer. why ? because there are people who uses
such system to earn fast money without doing work too..if you have some connections within the government you get quick contracts and it doesnt matter
if it works, millions and millions of tax payer when to so called government projects but nothing good is derived out of it.