Enough Already

The republic did not dissolve last night. We had a vote, and the majority ruled. Moreover, by the yardstick currently in vogue, we became “socialist” as early as the 1930s or as late as the 1960s. I remember communism and totalitarianism. I spent a long time studying them. Using such terms to describe American politicians cheapens the suffering of people who lived and often died under such systems. Unless and until you are willing to cast the least of your brothers and sisters into the street to die without medical attention, you have bought into “socialism,” American style. If you are not personally prepared to pull that plug, to watch people die without medical intervention, make peace with the fact that you will pay a tax to provide universal health care, either in the form of higher insurance premiums to pay for emergency room care, or in the form of government subsidies to help people buy insurance. Pick your poison.

While we’re on the subject, how did the move to take the country to war in Iraq, and subsequently to fund that war off-budget for years, elude all of us who are now so concerned about the deficit?

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    • beardsandbellies
    • March 23rd, 2010

    Apparently it’s much more Christian to arm a bomb than fund an IV. What argument refutes it?

    • dadresdin
    • March 23rd, 2010

    Yes,

    I am willing to toss people into the street without gov’t paid for healthcare provided by taxes to redistribute the wealth. While there were acts of violence associated with the sino/soviet style of communism/socialism, that does not make what we have now any more socialistic.

    Furthermore, it should be up to those who choose through public charity to take care of those who do not have healthcare. That’s exactly what happened prior to the medicaid/care debacle of Johnson’s “Great Society”…whats been so great about it? Debt as far as the eye can see and substandard care provided by the equivalent of the lowest bidder who is willing to work for the pitance that the gov’t pays…and those are usually the docs who are so bad that they have to take the gov’t money b/c anyone with the option to go somewhere else does.

    Deficits are always bad and republicans should have done better during Bush to manage things, if they had we wouldn’t be dealing with the boondoggle now. Some of us were wise and called for responsibility, but we were drowned out, that doesn’t mean this is ok now.

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