posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 06:19 AM
Originally posted by Kashai
Originally posted by Destinyone
The problem with giving the states total control over public assistance, is that the funding that allows for fluctuations, due to recession is not
It's proven out that some states have serious problems with local business/political 'partnerships' that benefit unduly by having block grants from
the federal govt, and that no real de-facto legal entity exists to counter that sort of corruption in these states. This is why the federal govt
oversees these programs. It probably is cumbersome for the states that don't suffer from this sort of down-home corruption, but that's the price we
all pay for the jerks who would steal billions if that oversight didn't exist.
Turning Medicare into a voucher program 50 years from now will case incredible problems, as well as increase mortality rates, at a time when
technology will offer advantages we today are simply considering.
Romney's plan decreases how that technology can be applied to the work force, only the wealthy would benefit.
It simply is not an effective way to run an economy...
edit on 4-10-2012 by Kashai because: modified content
The fact is that when Obama took office, the Health Insurance industry was on the verge of being burned to the ground by a citizenry that was
literally at their doors with pitch forks and torches. He took them on because he had to. What business people don't get is that government isn't a
business. You can't run it like a business. If you try to, you'll discover that people are not products, lives are not measured by revenues versus
expenditures, and that unlike product lines, people will - and always have - tear a government to shreds if it does not SERVE them. Definitely, that
government will be destroyed if it doesn't protect them from predators.
The Health Insurance industry is and has been predatory for a long time, and in the 21st century, it's gotten much more blatant about its predatory
nature. The only thing keeping that industry alive right now is the 'wait and see' pause of Obama Care, and folks giving it a chance to fix the
worst of that industry's predatory practices. If Obama Care is repealed, the tension will start building again. If Medicare is voucherized, then the
Insurance Industry's days are numbered. I actually think that this would be a good thing, because that industry does need to die. Vouchered Medicare
will finally kill it off forever, so maybe it should be allowed to happen. A lot of business professionals would be taken apart in the process, but
you gotta break some eggs to make an omelet, so whatever.