“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
That's the way court cases go, particularly in appeals courts, of which the SC is the final court of appeal.
If the ruling went the other-way there'd be just as many similar complaints - all these politicos drumming-up their bases by claiming the ruling is 'unconstitutional' etc., are playing for the media. They know the ruling stands. And if the ruling was truly that bad, there'd be the political-will to re-legislate to specifically nullify the SC objections.
As I previously mentioned, I paid about $28k in taxes last year. Ludin's claim was that he paid for a subsidy he thinks I'm receiving. If that's so--that is, if he can claim that because he paid taxes, he's paying for something for me, I can say the same. Everyone benefits from government in some way, and from being a member of society in some way. Did you drive on a road today, or ever gotten something shipped to you on a road? Or, did the Russians/Chinese/Islamic Terrorists/South American Cartels not shoot you today? Is there a justice system of which you can avail yourself? Etc. Etc. If so, you can thank everyone who pays taxes--including me (and yourself, presumably).Originally Posted by Ockham
You are the first American in 20 years who has shown a true understanding of what it is. Kudos to you, you have done some homework. I would say any figure between 25 and 30% would be accurate in terms of initial outright savings. However, thew next step is to reduce the profit aspect in the delivery end, community owned, not for profit hospitals.
Having said that, we have a giant problem there with the type of funding, but its a side issue.
Now, you combine all the programs, bam, bye bye a whole lot of unnecessary bureaucracy.
What I have never understood is that the US more or less invented the public school system, community owned schools on a universal not for profit footing. But, you refuse to see the same benefits for something as important as health care.
As strange as this may sound, I believe Canada's "nice" reputation is in part due to our health care, our lower crime rate, indeed our community oriented culture our growing unity as a nation, all have been bolstered by health care.
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