1. They would need the moral and ethical standing to attract followers. They don't have that.
2. They would need to take land and property away from those who have no desire to give it up. Liberals and progressives do not have to courage to make such an attempt.
3. Because of their failings listed above, they have become dependent upon their current tactics...tactics which better suit their deficit of character. These tactics include lying to and manipulating people into accepting their items in their agenda...little by little...until it seems to late for any but their ultimate goals.
Reid and his ilk are prime examples of such people...and they are now feeling comfortable with the progress of their tactics to admit their intentions...at least where Obamacare is concerned.
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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As I have said before , All governments "redistribute" wealth. If you oppose this you define yourself as an anarchist. There are no governments that do not redistribute wealth.
In a single payer system the government would not own hospitals or drug factories or employ doctors. How could you see that as "ownership"?
In this case healthcare. The govts already own most of the hospitals, and the federal govt highly regulates healthcare. Its heading towards more control, not less. Why dont you just embrace the term and say theres nothing wrong with socialism. Why fight it?Definition of SOCIALISM
: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
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I've paid tens of thoudsands for health insurance over my working career and never see a doctor. I'm still grateful for the asset protection if ever I do need hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of healthcare. That's why they call it insurance.
And complaining about the costs? get out of here. The more the US government gets involved in healthcare, the higher the cost will rise. Until they just quit treating people or quit authorizing treatment.