reply to post by ImaginaryReality1984
My problem with the word "free" being bandied about so recklessly, is that there are too many who do not see anything else. Every time they are told
the current U.S. "health care reform" will produce "free" health care, they take it to mean just that. While looking for the "free" ride, they
ignore the bad aspects of the proposed bills. They ignore the problems the proposed bills do not address, for instance, tort reform. They ignore the
enormous burden of debt, with which the proposed bills will burden future generations.
The word "free", as related to the health care debate, is nothing but a misleading marketing tool. Look at how often it is used in advertising and,
especially, info-mercials. That's because it works. Some peoples' minds just shut down, when they see the word. They are what I refer to as the
Walmart Generation. They are convinced Walmart is the cheapest place to buy anything and they won't be convinced otherwise. Mind numbed automatons.
Those who fell for the whole "hope" and "change" sales pitch. They are the target audience, not those who can think for themselves.
When peoples' minds shut down, serious debate ceases. Just as I said, it then becomes a "us against them" scenario. We must, without question,
accept this garbage legislation, or be accused of being racist, heartless, uncaring bigots.
Directly or indirectly, you will pay for your health care. At least, those who are currently paying.