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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Why Universal Healthcare? Comment
    Nick, 4/1/08 11:05:54 am
    Because America is the most productive nation in the world. We have the most powerful military in the world. We have the best technologies in the world. We are the greatest food producers in the world. Yet we cannot even take care of our own citizens? Every day, Americans (yes, Americans, not Samoans or Ethiopians) have to choose between medical care and food or heating/cooling (as global climate change increases, food and heating/cooling will become harder to manage as well). Someone with a terminal illness suffers because we have decided they don't matter. We have decided that Wall Street is more important than our own suffering people.

    What we need to realize is that the free market works in every other field except healthcare. Healthcare is not a good/service like everything else. Most everyone has a cell phone. But you don't die because you don't have a cell phone. Without health insurance, you do. 50 million Americans are uninsured. How can we stand for this?

    Also, some may say that poor people should just buy health insurance. It doesn't work that way, because poor people are incapable of making this kind of choice, because they are forced to work at wages below the cost of living.

    So when some middle class/upper class American tells you that they don't want to pay higher taxes to help someone else, you need to think about their motives. Are they just trying to hurt poor people? Do they not like poor people? They don't know what it's like to struggle to try to pay for healthcare and food and water and gasoline.

    As for me, I love poor people. As I always say, "The more, the merrier!"

    [Comments are closed after a month.]

    Re: Why Universal Healthcare?
    Breda, 4/1/08 12:00:37 pm
    umm.............April Fool's?
    Re: Why Universal Healthcare?
    Gregory Morris, 4/1/08 12:02:10 pm
    Nick, if you want, I can delete any of the comments from these hardline republicans and poor-people-haters.
    Re: Why Universal Healthcare?
    Nick, 4/1/08 12:05:14 pm
    I don't think that will be necessary. It's clear this "Breda" hates poor people. Let everyone know it and let everyone know where I stand! I am in favor of poor people. Breda is AGAINST poor people.
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