That's why we don't support those charities and find another one to support. That's the great thing about competition. Look how Xbox one dropped its price, bought more studios, created the most powerful console and restructure after people spoke up. Same thing with ps3. We can't really choose another federal government. Republicans and Democrats only support welfare because it gives them votes depending where they are running. Republicans tend to support limited welfare but won't flat out cut it because it is career suicide in some regions.
Yes, competition is great. But there are instances where competition doesn't work.
A lot of big companies actively avoid competition, because two companies taking up different areas is more profitably than competing with each other in the same areas.
Competition working requires there being a choice. A lot of companies go out of their way to ensure they are the only choice.
>We can't really choose another federal government
Of course we can. We choose by voting.
>Republicans and Democrats only support welfare because it gives them votes
Spoken like someone who has never experienced the great depression. I haven't either, but when you haven't seen someone legitimately need welfare, it's a lot easier to say that it's only done to get votes.
Our country is pretty spoiled. No one has any idea what the world was like before government welfare anymore.
The biggest achievements in Science and health care came from the private sector. The only time Government has ever helped us greatly is with defense spending because not only do we need protection but a lot of the technology we take for granted such as the internet, GPS, microwaves, commercial flight, etc can be traced back to defense/military spending.
"The NIH was responsible for 22 of the drugs on that list, and the University of California system came in second with 11."
NIH funding in general went toward another 200 other drugs in the past few decades.
Tons of research has been done by federally funded schools, and other government institutes.
A lot of Americans do get health care, what are you talking about. Hell, you can be an illegal immigrant and we will still help you. Almost no one is going to let someone bleed out or die on the streets.
You're talking about emergency care. That doesn't cover most of healthcare.
Making health care free makes it where people go to the hospital for the most trivial BS. Not to mention the doctors are in a hurry and more prone to make mistakes.
Other countries have better health results than we do.
And it really isn't more complicated where you can compare democrat states against Republican states and see a huge difference in cost.
Isn't it? Red states have a lower cost of living, but they are also on average poorer.
The reasons why are complicated. The reasons why Red states cost less than blue states are complicated.
Democrats for example aren't a monolithic block where they all agree about policy. Different democrats support different things.
California has had several Republican governors. In fact most of the California's Governors in the past 60 years have been Republican.