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See the sad thing is that many people expect someone to provide them a job. Have you ever heard of creating your own business/job?
The thing you have trouble seeing is that once the government goes bankrupt we will become a third world sweat shop factory for the rest of the world.
There is nothing wrong with a little government. The issue is that it has become entirely:
1. TOO BIG
2. TOO INSTUSIVE
3. TOO EXPENSIVE
It is like a noose around the neck of every American businsess. We cannot compete in the global marketplace, because the government keeps our hands tied behind our backs.
As far as the rest of your questions, ask them one at a time and I will do my best to answer them.
Originally posted by Wide-Eyes
I am from UK dude and have had public healthcare since I was born. I have recieved treatment as and when I need it and all it has cost me is a small percentage of my wages and a huge tax on my cigerettes (that's why I buy them duty free ).
I have done enormous amounts of damage to body through drinking and smoking and nobody stopped me. I will still get treated when I have a health problem so I think you are stressing about nothing.
Defined TOO BIG, TOO INTRUSIVE, and TOO EXPENSIVE. If you admit that you want SOME government...then the argument is no longer about the government controlling you life...because you admit that some control is ok. It becomes about how much it should control...and that is an individual OPINION that can not be defined. So we vote for those that share our opinion...and if more people share my opinion than yours...then that is how the society lives until the majority (kind of) of the people change their opinion.
im in agreement, that i just dont understand WHY americans would rather shell out insane amounts of money to have something done, when with a small tax increase you never need to worry about it again!
anyone who is against the american healthcare is just plain insane! Its basicly free healthcare, they wont be telling you how to live your life... do you think their going to have doctors following everyone about their daily lifes?
If I could just have the family farm back I wouldnt need the roads or the schools or any of that other garbage that only serves to make self sustainable life impossible and enforces commutes and decentralized development.
There isnt anywhere on this Earth I can go for that. Not without some authority claiming ownership and fining me, throwing me in jail or just killing me.
You have to pay taxes to live. So you have to have an income. So you have to be apart of the system they set up.
So if you had your farm...you would leave society...leave behind all the comforts of our society...and live as a hermit on your farm...eat only the food you grow and make your own clothes???
You asked me if I knew history earlier. Do you know history? How do you think this country started out. It was mostly farming. Grow more than you need, sell the rest, use the receipts to guy what you want.
You can do that now...go live with the Amish...nothing is stopping you....are you going to do it?
that is how we treat people on medicaid and veterans, why do you think the rest of us on a new government program will be treated better?
Please don't tell me you still think the Health Care Bill is creating nationalized health care or a government run health care system.
Its purpose should be to assist the states in their pursuits and defense. Not too control.
Lets define too big...
The Federal government including postal workers.. 3 million civilian workers. This doesnt even include military, state government workers, country government workers, or city government workers.
Lets define too intrusive....
A kid gets stopped by the police for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike.
You cant drive your own car without wearing a seatbelt, getting a license, getting insurance
You cant smoke or drink without paying sin tax
You cant build a house unless they approve how it is built
You cant spank your kid in public without them questoning you
You cant work without registering yourself with the government.
You cant start a business without registering your business and jumping through the hoops.
You cant voice your opinion unless it agrees with them, or you are labeled a radical.
Federal government is going to spend 3.8 TRILLION DOLLARS this year. Of course, they only collected 2.4 Trillion so they got to borrow a few dollars... Just 1.4 Trillion.
By the way most people don't share your opinion. Just wait until November when all the politicians who think like you get thrown out on their big, fat, lazy asses.
I make this argument from my cubicle at the job I have to have since I needed an income to pay the taxes ion a property that was taken from me anyway.
I dont want the roads. I dont want the electricity. I dont want the cops or the fire department or hospitals or any of the other magic nonsense my extortion allegedly funds. I dont want any of it and I never did. Yet here I am. Despite my work and despite my desires in a cube sharecropping for the government
Ok...what is your solution?
I know you think they should cut expenses...but where? Don't complain if you don't have a solution.