“Earlier this week, Jason (How-Does-He-Sleep-At-Night) Chaffetz suggested that with the new, World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017, people will have the incredible choice between buying a new iPhone and investing in their health. Isn’t that a great choice to have?”
I would have thought it was an obvious one. Health is more important than having the latest gadgets.
“Doesn’t matter that healthcare is a human right and that healthcare should be affordable and available to all.”
It is a basic human need and it would be great if it was free. Unfortunately nothing is free. Everything has to be paid for one way or another. You make no proposals as to how you are going to pay for it. Doctors do not work for free you know. Drugs and medical equipment must be paid for too. Your parents grew up in the USSR. Ask them what they think of the nonsense that anything is free. They might have paid the price in their own way. I don’t know, but I do know that a lot of Russians did. They probably would rather have paid health insurance.
“Nope! If you’re poor, stop wasting all of that money on materialistic goods and just buy some healthcare instead. Isn’t it so obvious?”
Yes it is obvious. Your health is more important than electronic gadgets. I would have thought that was blindingly obvious but I am not sure what your point is. Your government does not owe you an i-phone and you have no right to demand that anyone else provide you with one. You must make your own choices and those choices will always be a trade off. It is up to you to make wise ones. It is nobody else’s responsibility, so stop asking others to pick up the tab for your choices.
If your parents grew up in the Soviet Union then you will know that we stopped deluding ourselves with this socialist nonsense a long time ago, because it led to poverty, lethargy and social stagnation.
The “American Dream” is over-rated too. It might have existed back in the 1950s maybe; but it is dead now. It was killed by a mindset called “progressivism:” driven by people like you who speak in simplistic slogans and believe society somehow owes you something. It doesn’t. Nobody owes you anything and nobody has any obligation to pay for whatever it is you think you need.
If you have learned anything of the history of the USSR from your parents; then you should know that the more state control you have, the more repressive a society becomes. I for one will not give up my right to my freedoms and human rights in exchange for state mandated anything.
So I want a new phone and I need food. But I don’t have much money. I buy the food and forget the phone. It’s not complicated and it is a decision that no bunch of politicians have the right to make for you.
But the most amusing thing about “progressives” who complain incessantly about “white men in suits” is that they always seem to be demanding that those “white men in suits” should micro manage their lives.
If your parents grew up in the Soviet Union; then I’m willing to bet they know better.