RE: Democrat Veep Remarks
By Joel Galli
March 09, 2008
Well, I really hate to interject myself into the seemingly private
banter on the issue of the Democratic VP, but I feel I must address
Mr. Neckameyer's very typical conservative responses to Liberal
No one is suggesting communism in our nation (except, perhaps,
the Communist Party) and the fact that the right and Mr Neckameyer
believe that universal health care is too big a step in that
direction is another proof of their ignorance. What about Universal
Health Care systems that work? Example: Germany. Since 1880,
health care has been provided to every citizen (currently, 77%
of funding is provided by the government and 23% privately funded)
and since the 1930's, HMO's have been outlawed.
Are the citizens suffering? Monetarily, Germans spend half the
amount per capita per year on health care (This is payed in taxes).
Additionally, there are 3.37 doctors per thousand people - in
the U.S. there are 2.56.
Where will the money to finance this increase come from? Perhaps
the billions of dollars taxpayers are spending MONTHLY on the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could easily reallocated to... I
don't know... anything else!
If you want another 4 years of ineptitude, however, McCain is
your man! Surely he will spend our money on good causes like
deporting the very Mexicans that are supporting our economy and
finding other wars to fight in faraway lands full of "radical
Islamic extremists." Don't worry, if you want a police chief
(and by no means has it ever been America's destiny or franchise
to police the world), he will be obliged to provide "liberation"
and "protection" anywhere it isn't asked for.
About: A former Ketchikan resident.
Received March 08, 2008 - Published
March 09, 2008
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