People that I live around think that I'm kinda of a freak about about politics. Well maybe I am just maybe but, I'm the type of person that wants people to look out for themselves before the look out for other people you know what I'm saying? In the the following paragraphs I'm going to layout my views on a few issues or at least until my fingers get tried of typing =).
(pause....Smoke break...time to ponder)
I love it. Its the greatest country in the world. Its really the only place where anyone can make something out of themselves. I think that is why so many people from around the world still wanna come here. The immigrants that I have had the pleasure the to speak with think this place is wonderful and its amazing how thankful they are for just to having the chance to come here and try to make something out of themselves. So my hats are off to you, for those that come here (legally)and work your behinds off to make a living for your family.
Ok here we go lets get into the juicy stuff
Healthcare has been a huge debate around the country since Obama has come into office. Yes they passed it but did they do it honestly and are they really thinking about everyone? I really don't think so at all. I think its just another way to spend money and instead of the people that work and work hard for their healthcare through their job(whether its good or not) still have earned it. Right,... anyone have a problem with that?...I doubt it. OK now why should those people have to pay more for their healthcare cause "some" people are going to wait until they get sick to get healthcare. If the insurance can not turn you down after you have cancer or even a cold cause you haven't paid into the system before you got sick then that is going to drive up the cost for everyone else, that was playing by the rules. This is the first time in American history that that the federal government has forced Americans to enter into a private contract with a private company or they will be fined. Then whats really messed up in my opinion is that the first and second rounds of fines (for not buying health care coverage) is less than the cost of getting health insurance. So, what are most people going to do? They will not buy for the first couple of rounds and pay the fines to the government (hence revenue stream for the government). Then the second part comes into play when the population can't afford the fines and they still need health care. Who will they turn to? That's right the federal government. Obama looks like Hero Hmmmmm maybe not Obama but the the federal government looks like they are coming to save the population. Hence, Single payer program. Plus right now we have the best health care system in the world. Look at people coming to the US for healthcare yes, it cost a lot more but, you are getting the best. Recent example would be Baby Joesph from Canada (look it up pretty sad story)where the government there deemed his life unlivable and was not going to give the care he needed. Now I'm sure the socialized medicine around the world is good if you have a cold or the flu but if you actually need a surgery or God forbid you get very sick. Whats going to happen? Most likely are going to have to wait for treatment and that my friends is sad.
We can't tax the rich more that will not do anything. Yes they are rich and they worked their butts off to get there and good for them that's what I say. Again this is why most people want to come to American cause at least in America the poor people are fat (I have actually had this said to me by a man from Mexico). People don't realize that 250,000 bucks is really not a lot of money to make now a days esp. if you owe have a small business and that's your total income for the year(minus business expensive) . I think there should be a a flat tax or a national sales tax and that's pretty much it. Let the people make up their owe minds what to do with the money they make. Now everyone says tax the rich tax the rich. Well I look it up and I got this graph from the CBO check it out and I think you will understand why we can't tax them enough to bring us out of the hole that the federal government has gotten us into.
Now I'm not rich by any means but I don't want to be encourage to make more money to better my family's life then be told but you better not make more than Bob next door or Jane across the street cause we the government are going to tax the heck out of you. This is the way things are now a long a way from the golden paved roads of opportunity that I was thought growing up.
sorry for any grammar issues for you grammar Nazi out there =)