To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Joyce Bower   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:27
Why would we be against health care reform? Why would we be against health care for all?
I hear some yell "keep government out of the health care business, we're headed towards socialism and keep the government out of my life."
If so, I would assume that:
1. No one would want a national, state or local government job.
2. No one would want to hold an appointed or elected national, state or local office or position.
3. No one would want that dreaded phrase: "Government health care" or any other benefit that would be given by holding that job or position.
4. No one would apply for worker's compensation if injured on the job.
5. No one would accept Social Security or Medicare when they retire.
6. No one would accept unemployment benefits, food stamps or go to a free or low-cost clinic if they would lose their job.
7. No one would send their children to a public school or state university.
8. No one would care if we had clean air, clean water or safe food to eat.
9. No one would call the fire department, a policeman or EMS if their service was needed.
10. No one would use the public library, state or national parks or our highway system.
11. What about the military.
How much do we really want government out of our lives? Do we want it in our lives only when it is to our benefit?
How is caring for others socialism? I thought that compassion meant being a decent human being.
I feel that health care should be for all, it is a basic human right. We all want it for ourselves; shouldn't we want it for all?
Joyce Bower


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