Hope BM will soon fix his health problems, still this brings a major issue, it is totally unacceptable and contrasting that the US stands on the 37th position of world health care ranking and at the same time on the first place for expenditure per capita. With all the respect for other countries in the list, US stands close to Cuba. Sadly, as it happened to BM, you'll discover how insane is the system only when it will touch your own pockets.
Exactly the way I feel. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who can't even pay for winter coats for their kids. I can rephrase that a bit and cover a few more people who I truly have a problem with and those are the ones who WON'T buy winter coats for their kids.
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Well firstly I hope BM's case is not serious and is healing fast and soon.
IMO, if I pay taxes then I expect the government to provide some basic health care coverage - what else are my taxes used for if not for the good of the people? So many western nations provide such basic cover, something that your own taxes should fund.
There is so much good that could come from all the taxes than wasting it on pointless government initiatives.
Paying taxes is one thing, how the government spends it is another. Yes, we need to pay taxes for infrastructure and other social benefits. But, not for all these entitlements the democrats are spending all this money on. I am more for less tax and less government control.
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That's where I disagree. I think the government has money obtained through taxes that it shouldn't have in the first place. Just because they have it doesn't mean they should create another government run program.
The more services the government provides the less personal responsibility we have. The government providing more and more services is a very slippery slope and a slope that gets more and more slick with each new government program.
I can't think of any service the government attempts to provide that is also a service provided by the free market that it hasn't screwed up. Maybe there are some but I can't think of one or not aware of it.
The government should provide what the free market can't and for example the free market can't provide a standing Army, the government can.
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