Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
The first thing we need to do, is end the wars. The second thing we need to do is to realize as a Nation that insurance companies and Big Pharma are
draining tax dollars faster and deeper than if we cut them out and truly socialized healthcare. While it is true that we are a much larger country
than most others that have socialized medicine... it will basically work out the same.
You won't get any argument from me on these points, Kali; but I hope you realise that if you want to end foreign wars, you'll likely need to have a
domestic one. The military-industrial complex (MIC hereafter) is dug in nice and tight, as Colonel Quaritch would say, and they're not about to let
the civilian population keep the gravy train from running. The Department of Defense had a 2010 budged of nearly $700 billion, and I've seen
estimates of the black budget run as high as $2-$4 trillion
This is the reason why the country first got into its' current mess with war. During WW2, the MIC was allowed to begin running the place. They
liked that, as soldiers generally do, and so they decided that they needed to come up with a continuing stream of justifications as to why they had to
be allowed to maintain that state of affairs.
America IMHO needs to do a number of other things, to get back on the right track.
a] Find some sort of fixed reserve commodity, as a lynchpin for the economy. I don't necessarily advocate gold, because its' use value as a
commodity is minimal; but there does need to be one particular commodity. The gold/silver/copper denomination has worked in the past, at least to a
b] Put Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, and all of their ilk at the end of a rope, quite literally. Washington is
highly overdue for a very large, communal hanging. I am completely serious about this. I could recommend AIPAC and most of the legislative branch as
guests of that event, as well.
c] Get the country's industrial infrastructure back from China, or wherever else it has been lost to. The only thing that matters in an economy, is
the production of real, physical wealth.
d] Get rid of OPEC, ignore any treasonous atheist vermin who say it can't be done, and throw back and shoulder into developing a means of energy
generation that will end all dependence on the Middlle East.
Education and Healthcare were both born out of socialism, that is their nature.
Education as we currently know it, was born out of the Industrial Revolution. As it has been said earlier, the entire reason why they wanted to end
apprenticeship, is because it works.