reply to post by Daedalus
It is the job of the Federal Government to protect. We need protection from greed. Private health insurance business has failed protecting 50
million people from medical bankruptcy and getting access. If capitalists do not want government interference, then they should make the sacrifice of
smaller profits and lower their prices to include everyone who wants insurance protection. That includes housing, food, jobs. Otherwise, I am
warning you, if the capitalists continue to let their greedy profits tear down our country, we will come up the other side socialists.
I'm sorry, but it is exactly your attitude that allows this government to subjugate the populace by stripping it of it's wealth. You are wrong on
"If they pay a penie or two pence more for the reddinesse of them..let them looke to that, a foole and his money is soone parted." - John Bridges
Please provide any evidence that the job of the Federal Government is to "protect" the citizens, outside of providing a common defense.
The Constitution states: "The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the
common Defence and general Welfare of the United States". Which means, the Federal Government may collect taxes to "spend" on the common welfare;
however, that does not mean they have a "job" to protect. It also means that while they can "spend" for the general welfare, they cannot legislate.
However, they can tax . . . hence the ACA. You are very wrong in your assertion about the country. You are, however, reiterating the Progressive's
mantra. Where they have it wrong, is that it is the government's job to protect us from each other . . . protect our individual rights. Nowhere in
the Constitution does it say the citizenry has a right to "health insurance" or the right to not be "swindled by greedy businesses".
As for those "greedy" insurance companies . . . they are businesses, not charities. They are in business to make a profit. This is where you would
be wise to learn (and teach your children) the concept of Caveat Emptor, better known as "buyer beware". It is your job to understand what exactly
you are "buying" into, which by your posts, you don't. You seem to be quite confused as to the purpose of insurance, how the companies are
structured, and your rights as a consumer.
Insurance companies are gambling on you . . . just as you are gambling by paying into their service. The are taking the risk that you won't require
any high-end surgeries or procedures, while under their policy. You are gambling that, at some point, you will and will need help paying for it.
Insurance companies are not in business for the public good, any more than casinos are in business to provide you with money. When insurance
companies lose money on one policy holder, they hopefully make that up through those that pay their premiums and do not require major procedures. If
an insurance company loses money on all policy holders . . . they go out of business. Insurance companies run a risk assessment on every applicant .
. . if there is too much risk, it amounts to a "bad bet" and not worth their time or money. That last sentence is why people are denied insurance.
And yet, for all the class-warfare-esque rhetoric about those "greedy" corps, every Progressive lap dog turns around and thinks it's a great idea when
the government says you need to support (buy a policy) from those same "greedy" corps . . . for the betterment of our society. Once again: "If they
pay a penie or two pence more for the reddinesse of them..let them looke to that, a foole and his money is soone parted". Translation: You've been
swindled and pimped!
Attitudes like yours think they should be given everything without having to pay the price for someone else's labor or capital . . . Attitudes like
yours are the reason governments are able to control every aspect of the people's lives, because you fail to take any responsibility for yourself or
require your fellow citizen's should have to.
Just remember . . . TANSTAAFL!
"Some people say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but you listen to a fireside chat from Washington, and the voice will tell you all about it,
and how you can make something for nothing." - The Long Beach Independent (1943)
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