Lady Rhonwyn (sister of Danea, Katlinel, Gwendydd, and the rest)
Guild leader of GWOnline [GWO]
"Kind of a big mouth", "People Know Me, whether they like it or not", "I'm very vocal", "I wrote many leather bound books", "My Guild Hall is the forum", "Goddess posting amongst mere mortals" (courtesy of Cardinal Cyn)
I never thought I'd see the day. Vermont is communist now. It won't take long until they elect Kim Jong-il for governor.
Just kidding, welcome to civilization Vermont
After all, if you can just pass the <right> law or eliminate the <right> person, we'll suddenly be living in Utopia!
I thought it was righties that were gun-ho. The left prefers peace.
As for healthcare... it's a problem whichever way you go about it. The difference is whether you think the poor have a right to it or not.
If you come up with a good solution that rightist yet allows the poor access to healthcare they need, then I'm all ears.
So where's the money for this coming from? Ben & Jerry?
Taking care of people is great, but I think the "right" to healthcare is a bit presumptuous. Lots of that could be taken care of privately if people were more charitable or weren't living beyond their means.
The issue is really about whether the more wealthy want to take on the burden of paying for the less fortunate's healthcare. So yes Zalis, you have a point. But see, the rich don't like to have it framed that way, so they make up claims that it's bad for the system etc to get mass compliance even though it's not the best for them.
I ask you, you really think these same rich people would be willing to fork over the costs of private care for those who can't afford insurance?
If you're all Darwinism about it, that's fine by me. At least present the issues and your position as such. It's the dishonesty that bugs me.
I'm not especially political. All I'm saying is that I have to wonder where the money is coming from. Our government is just like a lot of its citizens, living beyond its means and in denial about it.
That's a bit of a cheap swipe. If I didn't care about the sick & poor, I'd just say forget them. I simply don't know if a country of our size can stay afloat once we make healthcare a "right," though. As it stands, I'm not really sure of a fair system that won't further screw our country's "budget." (a laughable word in this context) I'm not saying people aren't worth paying for ... I'm saying a government without money can't stay afloat to pay for anybody at all. So, we'd better be very, very careful about how we handle these things.If you're all Darwinism about it, that's fine by me. At least present the issues and your position as such. It's the dishonesty that bugs me.
So, color me as cautious, rather than putting forward a workable alternative.