|Mr Puggsly said:|
False dichotomy to assert that just because Healthcare is publicly controlled that the Private Sector cannot flourish.
Australia does it just fine.
We also made our own COVID vaccines.
Insurance still exists here, but you can still walk into any hospital free of charge and seek assistance on the spot without having to worry about it.
|Mr Puggsly said:|
Trump is lovely, but I despise the left more than I support Trump. I am right of center politically, but very liberal on the victimless stuff.
When it comes to healthcare, I admit its a mess that needs changes. But I have little faith in our government to take full control. Because frankly there is little they do well or efficiently. Don't confuse the US with countries that run more effectively. People actually want to eliminate grades in this country because our public school system is a complete failure. These aren't the people I want running healthcare.
And here is the kicker... You are whinging and moaning that Biden has made a few lies... When it was actually a daily exercise for Trump.
Hypocritical perspectives are always a hilarious thing to see unfold.
People want all sorts of things... A few loonies wanting to remove grading from your school system (Which is heavily commercialized in the USA anyway, making it irrelevant...) isn't cause for concern for a completely different topic/aspect/issue, doesn't mean that it is going to turn into a clusterfuck. - Otherwise you are playing into the slippery slope fallacy which is ultimately illogical.
People need to stop putting in roadblocks then complaining on the other hand... Essentially if you want shit to improve, stop standing in the way and get behind progress... I think as a country Australia does that very well.
In the USA if anyone says something... You *always* have someone screech "mah ritez!".
I.E. Wearing masks, social distancing, gun control and more.
We just get on with the job, do it right, and everyone is happy.
I think a lot of countries run things very well (developed ones at least). But anybody with half a brain could tell you how inefficient and ineffective our government run programs are in the US. Hence, I always stress I am reluctant to give government more power when they do an abysmal job with what they're given.
I am pretty Australia is using the same vaccines developed by the private sector. Also, getting people vaccinated hasn't gone entirely smooth over there. But I do believe you were less impacted in general given you live on a fucking island that does a better job controlling who comes in than we do.
I think the type of lie certainly matter. I mean if somebody promises to lower my premiums and healthcare in general, great. But when you do the opposite, that REALLY matters. The decisions Biden is making is also objectively raising the costs of living. So hey, I'm not a fan.
Have you ever asked yourself why in other countries of the world government programs can do very well but not in the US? I very much doubt it, otherwise you wouldn't have come your conclusions.
1. In most of the western world, government employees get well paid. That's not the case in the US, which causes a brain drain. Increasing their wages would do a lot to reverse that trend already.
2. Congress has handed private companies everything they need to gut government institutions on a silver platter, especially Republicans. Like removing the government's ability to negotiate the prices of medicines in the US when the entire rest of the world relies on this to reduce the prices, for instance. This is due to massive lobbying from the companies to make profits without needing to take any responsibilities for their shortcomings.
3. Ever wondered why all the things the US does with private companies what the rest of the world does with government companies or agencies, like healthcare, education or prisons, are significantly higher in cost in the US? Bet you didn't. The reason why is because US companies spend considerable amount on a totally bloated administration (if I can find the page again, I'll link it, but someone checked the expenses of the biggest universities compared to 30 years ago and administration costs have about quintupled all while all the other stagnated or even dropped in case of teachers expensives) and have to make money for their shareholders, meaning they need to raise considerably more money than the government to get to the same goal, hence making them more expensive.