Wednesday, February 01, 2012
An entirely different -- and essentially nonpartisan -- way to think about the buying of votes in our democracy.
Help the helpless, but do not help the clueless. That simple rule would (i) save us trillions, and (ii) give those people with choices to make a powerful incentive to decide against cluelessness.
My overarching reaction to this presentation is that roads and bridges are more important than people. The role of government goes far beyond bridges and bombs. Is Medicare an entitlement? I hope so. Providing medical care to all citizens is a fundemental role of government. We could do an awful lot to reduce waste in government, but claiming that votes are being bought and that the role of government shouldn't include caring for people who can't earn enough to keep up with inflation is wrong. I bet most people that are the primary recipients of Medicare, food stamps etc are too busy trying to survive to have their votes purchased.
Anonymous, My over arching reaction to your liberal hogwash: Keep your hand off my money. The government has NO ROLE WHATSOEVER in healthcare, let alone "providing health care to all citizens". What stupid, communist claptrap. You have no right whatsoever to other people's money, NONE!. You are no better than a thief. If you want something, GO EARN IT! Stop stealing other people's hard earned cash. Nobody on this earth owes you one darn thing.