Well, as an old fart, I think Social Security is one of the best things that ever happened. Working people no longer have to descend in to crushing poverty, just because they get old.<quoted text>All things that you have mentioned still brings me to my experienced conclusion that I do NOT trust the government to draw a bath.
How do you feel about our military? Do you trust that branch of our government?(They are the ones with nuclear weapons.)
[QUOTE who="Pops"]<quote d text>Look at so called Social Security, USPS, Medicaid, Medicare, highway infrastructure, the IRS, the National Park Service Etc Etc.
And I like Medicaid & Medicare, too. Do you really not see the value? Maybe you've been very healthy, so far. Lucky you.
You have problems with Ike's Interstate Highway System??? You don't think our roads are vital to our economic health?
And I like the National Parks. I think it's a wonderful idea to try to preserve a few natural spaces.
But, maybe you're right. When old people get sick, let them die. Privatize the Interstate System, and have tolls every half mile or so. Tear down the National Parks, and put up trailer parks instead.
They are all great ideas for our society that never happened with our "free market" insurance system. But isn't that socialist talk???<quoted text>I have NO problem with some of the Affordable Health Care issues such as doing away with pre-existing conditions, insurance across state lines, the youth being on a parents policy until age 26...