I would love for everyone to have healthcare. I hope me and my family never not have it. There’s one problem with the idea of universal healthcare though: who’s going to pay for it? Barack Obama told the Associated Press (while plans are offered in every campaign season with “much fanfare and promise,” they collapse under the weight of Washington politics, leaving citizens to struggle with the skyrocketing costs.)
Why Obama came up with a bad idea.
So tell me this Obama. If citizens are the ones paying for it now, who is going to pay for it under your plan? Citizen taxpayers? Oh wait . . . that’s still the citizens. I have yet to hear anyone give a good solution for universal healthcare that is anything but socialistic where the government takes from one to give to another.
I bring this up because politicians focus on subjects that appeal to a broad audience. The media covers it because it’s such a hot topic and there are a lot of people without health insurance.
Changing the conversation
I received a comment on my blog the other day where someone basically accused my minimum wage line of thinking as a right wing rhetorical tool to wage war on the poor.
Now that’s rhetoric.
Forget rhetoric. Forget socialism. It’ll be tough to look past what you hear the candidates say and what the media tells you about them, but there are good ideas out there and there are ideas that sound good, and they aren’t the same thing. This one still fits in the latter category.