Against me better judgement, i’ll post, lol.
As for the insurance, as was stated above… NOTHING is free but your salvation. The national healthcare systems like to our north and across the pond are not free. someone is paying for them. If it’s the employer, well that’s less funds they have available to put in the paychecks of employees, so in a way, we are paying for it. I am all for helping those in need, but there needs to be a better vetting process for determining those truly in need of help. The bottom line is the best system out there is capitalism. If you have something that someone wants or needs, they will get it. If you have someone that provides a similar service, cheaper, you will get it from them. The ones that are willing to work the smartest & hardest. (That’s right smart AND hard, instead of smart NOT hard) will reap the rewards. It seems that a lot in our country aren’t willing to do this. Socialism is not a solution. Ask former USSR members. What drives people to be better?? There has to be a carrot out there to strive for that is attainable, and there has to be competition to get it. Take my work for example, I worked for 27 years in a non-union environment, the last 4 with a union workforce. Same industry. When I came here, I was AMAZED at how unqualified the workforce was for the jobs they were doing. Where I came from, training was a daily thing, here getting someone to train is like asking them to go get a root canal. Their thought is, its union. I don’t have to learn the stuff because when it’s my turn to be promoted, i get the job. Where I came from, whoever was the best choice to fill the position got the job. Knowing that, made you go out and train and learn and do the job better so you would get an edge on the other guy. It also made all the other guys do it to try to get the edge on you. so the net result was a much sharper, qualified, hardworking workforce. I say all this because unions are akin to socialism, and it just doesn’t produce the best of the best.
So, government taking over things, running things, administering things is a socialistic practice, like TAXES. I get that we need to pay our government to keep the country on track, but income tax isn’t the way to do it. Jack the sales tax up to 25%. 7% to the state and the rest to the feds. If i don’t want to pay taxes, i wont buy anything, which is impossible, lol. Everyone buys things, (like banjos, mandos, guitars!!!). plus, those that are skirting the system now, will be paying into the system. Drug dealers, illegals, everyone who works for money under the table, will all be contributors then, no way around it.
Wow, did I just type all that??? I didn’t know I knew that many words. I need a coffee!!!