Friday, July 13, 2007 11:50:57 PM
Michael is very ignorant. He always thinks he's right. I would like to see him make a movie where he shows the good and the bad. Not just all the bad evidence. I mean, you could take the 10 dumbest Americans, quiz them on film, then claim that all Americans are stupid based on the ones they picked out.
Friday, July 13, 2007 3:42:26 PM
Taxpayer-funded programs are symbols of unity and cooperation in an otherwise individual-oriented country. They are privileges for those who either had bad luck or failed to act on opportunity. Privileges, not rights. Public programs are matters of simple expediency, not enforcers of "social responsibility". Somewhere along the line, gratitude got replaced with a sense of entitlement, most likely due to politicians' bids for power, which often hinge upon gaining trust and dependence from constituents.
Friday, July 13, 2007 3:38:38 PM
S_J_W, you missed the point completely. Health care is not the same as saving someone who is on the brink of death. Once again: it is provided by OTHER PEOPLE, therefore it is NOT A RIGHT. I wouldn't leave the country if it institutes socialized health care, but I just really hate the idea that everyone else is somehow ENTITLED to MY PROPERTY. Social Security operates on the same principle, and I am opposed to that, too. I do NOT have a responsibility to pay for other people`s cold medicine, bandages, check-ups, plastic surgery, etc.
More problems with socialized health care are that it eliminates the incentive for excellence that only capitalism encourages and reduces overall quality of health care due to the inevitable increase in doctor visits and number of patients. Plus, we have the problem of illegal immigrants leeching off our system, a problem that would be exacerbated by nationalization of the health care industry.
Friday, July 13, 2007 1:33:52 AM
On 7/13/2007 1:25:09 AM sulu wrote: ^ You dumbass I'm a liberal. I`m pointing out how rich people can`t spare a penny for the poor. Soz, your post was not so clear to me.