Everybody should be afraid of socialism, it has a tendency to turn nations into tyrannical dystopias if taken to its fullest expression.
Government funded health systems in themselves are a good thing for the people, as long as the overarching economy remains capitalistic. This kind of system is very costly, however, and it cannot be sustained without heavy taxation.
So can captalism.
Look at Trump, he doesnt fear the law in the US anymore, he thinks himself above the law,
and basically proves it by being able to break it and get away with it.
Trump is useing populism & nationalism, and racism, to win elections.
He keeps a book on hilters speeches by his bedside (said his ex-wife).
He mirrors alot of slogan and talking points Hilter did.... and he won the presidency.
Hes managed to replace alot of the people, who are in place, as safety guards to put a check on a presidents powers.
With alot of "yes people" that'll just nod at everything he does.
Is the US about to become a facist dictatorship?
I dont think so, yet.... however its strikeing the parrallels to hilter, and the america people, much like the germans at the time, dont see the danger.
"Government funded health systems in themselves are a good thing for the people, as long as the overarching economy remains capitalistic. This kind of system is very costly, however, and it cannot be sustained without heavy taxation."
The USA spends more on health, than nations that do have "goverment funded health systems".
You guys already use enough money on healthcare, you could give everyone in the US such and save money doing so.
Are you guys currently under "heavy taxation" ? You just have a very ineffecient and expensive health care system.
The question remains then? why is it so expensive and ineffecient in the US?
Maybe theres a better solution? that say... other nations used that works better?
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Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071