Originally posted by Snarf
reply to post by Thirty_Foot_Smurf
Or as you understand it... a " free " utopia.
See, you can't win an argument by putting words in someone elses mouth. Just doesn't work against anyone awake at 6:45 a.m. drinking coffee.
I never said it was free. I realize it's going to cost us.
But guess what?
I. Don't. Care.
All of my life i have spent money on taxes to see it go to big business.
I've seen it go across the oceans to other countries that I don't care about, and that don't care about me.
I've seen it go to programs like Welfare, "Blacks Only" college funds, "Native Americans only" college funds, "Farmers" only College funds, etc.
I"ve seen *MY* money go to ALL those other programs that *I* cannot be a part of.
I finally have a program that will work for *MEEEEEEEEEEEE*
And to be quite honest, i don't care if you like it or not. Why? Because the difference this time is it CAN work for YOU too
I shouldn't have to pay $1,500 to get a few stitches.
A procedure, thought to be around since about 20,000 b.c. still costs the average American an arm & a leg, but costs the rest of the civilized world nothing out-of-pocket.
The only other thing that i can think of that has been around THAT long would be the wheel.
You ever pay $1,500 for a 65R14?
[edit on 24-3-2010 by Snarf]
Yah hope and pray it will will work for you when a committee gets between your doctor and you when you need a procedure. Hopefully you don't keel over waiting for them to make the right decision by you and not the governments pocket book. You put too much trust in the government to take care of you but being a government stooge yourself how would I expect anything less?
Yes ladies and gentlemen get your hugs in on grandma and grandpa now because their services are going to be the first ones to get cut. But I guess whats really important is if you get yours isnt it?
And as far as special services and exceptions going to special groups...How do you thing they are going to treat socialized healthcare any different? Now they get to play politics with you're life. Who would vote for someone trying to kill them?
[edit on 24-3-2010 by Thirty_Foot_Smurf]