Come on rrod
How can you support socialized medicine. That is what the dems basically want. If my salary were fixed at $80K/year, i would be out medicine so fast that it would tear your fascia. It wouldn't be worth it. Things are already ugly. I spend a good part of my day filling out forms that say the patient needs the medication I prescribed. duh, i wouldn't have prescribed it if I didn't think they needed it. If you fix the drug prices the pharmaceutical companies won't make any new drugs and we'll all miss out. You see, we live in a capitalist economy. You can't take the capitalism out of any aspect of the economy or that sector will break down. Did you happen to catch the experiment in socialism? There are 2 that I can think of. One is called Cuba, and the other was the USSR. They didn't do so well, did they? In order for our way of life to survive, there have to be haves and have nots. I have seen both sides of the fence. In terms of healthcare, many of the have-nots get better health care than we would. If you are on disability and get medicaid, your prescriptions are free. No copays etc.
Now let's look at how the "have-nots" live. Sure they live in slums. They also have running water, heat, electricity, and in many cases cable color television. Not bad by world standards. Get married to someone who works and earns a pretty average wage, and you can move out of the slums and into the burbs on your 2 person income. Sorry, my friend, I don't feel compelled to take a ton of meny out of my check to give to people so they can watch Sex in the City. Now that my paychecks are a bit bigger, it makes me sick to see how much is taken out in taxes. My tax bill this year will be about 75% of my GROSS INCOME last year. sickening. G
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