posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
I get really sick and tired of this....capitalist this capitalist that coming from you foreigners/Europeans. Frankly do you realize just how many
major pharma companies and medical device companies are European??????????????????????????????????????????
You know that big fancy MRI machine at my hospital? Guess what? IT WAS BUILT IN GERMANY BY SIEMENS! All those big drug companies? Many are
european owned! So before you go popping off at the mouth about our economic system and big bad capitalism realize that this has NOTHING to do with
capitalism. In fact America hasn't had capitalism.......well probably ever. We have big governent in bed with big corporations. That's state
corporatism bordering on fascism. Oh......fascism........and which country has a monopoly on that? Starts with an I...............
The problem with the US is our federal government is just as corrupt as the corporation. And we continue to give each of them more oversight and more
power over our lives.....The US healthcaresystem is broken........because you're right it's a greed based system. You want to know why doctors make
more in the US than in any other country? Because the AMA and the overall old boys club that controls medical education doesn't graduate, train and
educate more doctors. The entire medical establishment in America is a racket. What the USA needs to do is COMPLETELY get rid of insurance AND
government. Healthcare should be like taking your care into get fixed. We have car insurance for major accidents or very expensive things.......but
regular maintenance and other things we pay for just like everything else in our lives out of pocket. And if by chance your born with some
unfortunate pre existing condition like a genetic disorder in kids the government will step in and pay. Otherwise I'm sick of paying for some 60
year old who's smoke his/her whole life or eaten like crap and never exercised.
Speaking of older people......corporate America needs to start taking more responsibility for the state of our country. My grandfather received a
full pension when he retired AT 55! from Monsanto. I bet that company probably doesn't have anyone even working for them at that age these days. I
personally think medicaid and medicare need to go away forever. Maybe we should do away with the stock market completely and instead of stocks
corporate America takes care of their own by offering full pensions AND private stock options for employees. If you want to be taken care of go find
a good job with a good reputable company. PERIOD!
America is one big nanny state. We are being milked dry by corporations and our government.