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    Thumbs up Why anybody against national healthcare is a fucking idiot

    This has been making the rounds of the intertubes, author unknown.. but funny as shit.

    This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.

    After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.

    On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

    After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

    And then I log on to the internet -- which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration -- and post on Freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    I've seen a different version of this before. But it's true, these retards protesting against "socialism" don't realize that their lives already depend on it.

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    So what you're saying is DEATH PANEL KILL GRANNY SOCIALISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Socialism is fucking awesome.

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    i read this yesterday on americablog & *knew* you'd be posting it here. right on.
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    Socialism now! Socialism forever!

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    That is great.

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    I am all for socialized medicine. Yes we may go into debt. However, I would rather go in to debt getting free medical care than pointlessly invading Iraq. As far as the death panals (rolls eyes), we have that already...it's called the insurance company. How many times have we all heard about someone who needed an operation or some procedure that got denied? You think that a company that it out to make a profit is best handling your medical care decisions? Have you noticed watching the news that most of the people bitching about the health care reform are mostly seniors? Do they not stop to think that they are already using a goverment run health care plan...medicare?! No it would not be perfect. I am sure anyone who lives in a country that has this plan would agree. I still would like to have it though.
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    No system of universal/national/"socialised" healthcare could ever be flawless. Perfection is impossible. But anything would be a lot fucking better than what you guys have right now.

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    Unfortunately a large number of people still don't understand the basic concept that while a public healthcare system may be "free" at the point of delivery, it still has to be paid for by the Govmint who gets its money from, duh, the public's taxes. Any proposal that involves increased taxes provokes an almost kneejerk "No way!" reaction and until that deeply ingrained resistance can be oversome the whole idea of providing a universal healthcare system is dead in the water. The fact that people probably pay more in private health premiums than they would contributing to a public system doesn't seem to occur to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Unfortunately a large number of people still don't understand the basic concept that while a public healthcare system may be "free" at the point of delivery, it still has to be paid for by the Govmint who gets its money from, duh, the public's taxes. Any proposal that involves increased taxes provokes an almost kneejerk "No way!" reaction and until that deeply ingrained resistance can be oversome the whole idea of providing a universal healthcare system is dead in the water. The fact that people probably pay more in private health premiums than they would contributing to a public system doesn't seem to occur to them.


    Actually, I did check that out. My only opposition to the health care reform was the taxes. I looked at what percentage is taken out of my mom's paycheck to help pay for her insurance (although her company does pay a large portion for her) and it was quite high. Idk if she'd pay more in taxes with nationalized health care, but it did give me a lot of information. I think if more people actually did the math, maybe it would help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oltifreakinbaby View Post
    Actually, I did check that out. My only opposition to the health care reform was the taxes. I looked at what percentage is taken out of my mom's paycheck to help pay for her insurance (although her company does pay a large portion for her) and it was quite high. Idk if she'd pay more in taxes with nationalized health care, but it did give me a lot of information. I think if more people actually did the math, maybe it would help them.
    And again, she can keep the health care she has with her job. I'm sorry, but that's in the Bill, so what bill did you read?


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    the health care system in australia is great by comparison

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    Thank you for reminding us the good that government can and does do.

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    When you do the math, also bear in mind that healthcare taxes are (usually) deducted from your gross income, while private healthcare premiums come out of your net income. Nowhere are public healthcare contributions/taxes so punitively high that you end up wondering how to pay your mortgage or phone bill while I bet there's a lot of people who have that dilemma every month or are even forced to cancel their private health insurance. It's all about perception.
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