Being that some people are interested in the topic of Socialism, I decided this week to continue about it in more detail. I received a reply that was up for the idea of "national heath care" as a positive of Socialism. So this weeks blog is Socialism repeted with a little national health care thrown in.
There are a few problems with Socialism in accordance with national health care. The argument with health care and socialism posted at http://rochesterconservative.com/blog/economics-101-or-why-socialism-is-bad/ is as true as it gets. If you want to read some about JFK's tax cut (used in the last sources argument), visit http://www.msjc.edu/econ/jfk022502.htm for a fuller story. Even the source at http://sterlingterrell.com/socialismbad.aspx, although having bad syntax (not like mine is great), has a good argument about Socialism all the same.
My first question is reguarding national health care. Who would pay for national health care? The government? Where do they get their money? Oh... so tax the rich? Haha that's a good one. Did you know that the top 1% pay more than 10 times in federal taxes than the bottom 50%? Visit http://townhall.com/Columnists/FrankPastore/2007/04/01/whos_paying_the_taxes before you say "tax the rich." And like the argument made by source #1, the government may be to blame for the price of health care now. "As soon as you get government involved, there are mandates of what plans have to include, it increases prices and consolidates supply," etc.
Secound question is, all socialism just for national healthcare?
Let's get this straight, Socialism lets the government take money from people that deserve it and have earned it, and gives it to those who are unable to (due to some condition, etc.) earn or don't deserve it. That may sound harsh and unfair, but for the most part is true. Socialism, by the sounds of it, makes the majority of people more lazy. It makes it so people don't really have to work as long as there is someone (the rich) to pay for it.
So, before you reply, read the articles above. They're aren't that long, and their concepts have relevance to your lives. Please don't be arrogant to believe that I was able to put every argument that these readings give me, or perfectly depict the argument that is going on in my head, on the table. I am simply throwing out some info, asking questions, and waiting for a knowledgeable response. Till next time... Dylan out.