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#4621 - >2012 >Not Anarcho-Capitalist 07/19/2012 on Politics - politics news,... -1
#83527 - Good for them. I remember the ******* Runesca… 07/19/2012 on Video Games Board - console... +1
#4529 - Not Airguitar of course, but I would like to weigh in as well.…  [+] (1 new reply) 07/18/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +2
User avatar #4542 - airguitar (07/18/2012) [-]
Excellent excellent point my friend. I have to rush off to my pubilic policy class in a sec so I'll rush this response:

I am not too familiar with healthcare here, I do know some about the healthcare system in Canada and for a universal one it is constructed pretty well so that private companies compete for the public money, so I don't have absolute problems with it (in response to derran).

Reaganomix makes a very good point. Healthcare in America is worth extraordinarily more than any other country, and if it were to switch to a universal healthcare system entirely it would make it cost 15% extra AT LEAST. This is because with a universal health care system people are not paying for the check-ups and visit their doctor 30% more on average. This becomes a problem when America's healthcare is already extremely expensive.

The point about malpractice lawsuits is very good though. That kind of law stuff is terrible in America. For example, the medicine companies who were supposed to make the Bird Flu vaccine were so afraid of being sued by people who got bird flu as a reaction to the vaccine, that NO private company was willing to make it- not a single one. An act of congress had to go into place saying these companies could not get sued for the companies to be willing to make the vaccine.

I have similar examples of the problems with the law here but I need to go. In summary, derran, the system needs to be fixed before we can get universal healthcare- whether or not I support it. (Sorry if it is written messy/ for typos).
#4513 - >4chan logo >conservative ********* >n… 07/18/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +8
#4411 - Not for just forming a union, but the business doesn't need to… 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#4395 - How else does the government get its money, through taxation a…  [+] (3 new replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +4
User avatar #4397 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
I think we're on the same ground with the quote. Giving money to help on your own is compassionate. Having the government use your money to do it is not.

But most people don't know where there tax money goes to besides telling them the same old BS that it's to maintain police, firefighters, parks, libraries, and schools. What's it to them that some of their money is helping someone afford medication or housing. I'm not saying they should feel righteous about it, but just help them out of the poverty they live in.
User avatar #4404 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
Not only what Reaganomx explained, but also the money is acquired by the government using coercion. People do not want to pay taxes, they just pay taxes because the government will threaten us with violence otherwise. Is this much different than stealing? As individuals we did not each consent for our money to be given to the poor, for those that oppose this redistribution of the wealth- it is not much different than slavery.
User avatar #4418 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
Truly, it isn't different from slavery.
To the government, we the people are merely lifestock.
#4393 - The poor do have a fighting chance in a free market society wh… 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +6
#4390 - The point of the message is that voting someone into office so…  [+] (5 new replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +4
User avatar #4391 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
So it makes you a bully to use your powers in office to fund programs to help poor people because it uses tax money.
#4395 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
How else does the government get its money, through taxation and borrowing and printing.

"Nobody spends someone else's money better than his own"

You have someone else giving someone else your money. Government giving money to other people.

However, I feel we are steering away from the actual quote which refers to individuals who believe they are compassionate because they are taking someones money to help someone else.
User avatar #4397 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
I think we're on the same ground with the quote. Giving money to help on your own is compassionate. Having the government use your money to do it is not.

But most people don't know where there tax money goes to besides telling them the same old BS that it's to maintain police, firefighters, parks, libraries, and schools. What's it to them that some of their money is helping someone afford medication or housing. I'm not saying they should feel righteous about it, but just help them out of the poverty they live in.
User avatar #4404 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
Not only what Reaganomx explained, but also the money is acquired by the government using coercion. People do not want to pay taxes, they just pay taxes because the government will threaten us with violence otherwise. Is this much different than stealing? As individuals we did not each consent for our money to be given to the poor, for those that oppose this redistribution of the wealth- it is not much different than slavery.
User avatar #4418 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
Truly, it isn't different from slavery.
To the government, we the people are merely lifestock.
#4387 - Who doesn't want to help poor people?  [+] (3 new replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
User avatar #4389 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
but what's wrong with giving poor people a fighting chance?
User avatar #4420 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
It's wrong to threaten and violate people if they decide not to.
That's the whole point.
User avatar #4393 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
The poor do have a fighting chance in a free market society where someones human capital can help them achieve many things.

Of course some may need help because they are in a lot of trouble. The government should not be doling out other people's money because it has to be taken by force. There are many private institutions that help out the poor. In fact, a large amount of charitable organizations formed during the 19th century, before countries turned into a welfare state.
#14050 - I am fairly shy, maybe not autistic shy, but still pretty shy.… 07/17/2012 on Advice - love advice,... 0
#2592 - Picture 07/17/2012 on Hating - file complaints,... +3
#4367 - Damn. I should be a professor at a fancy schmancy Univeristy 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#4365 - Imagine how little influence a business or corporation would h…  [+] (2 new replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
User avatar #4366 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
I just had a class on it earlier tonight. There would have to be pretty much no legislative branch at all to have this happen, there is no way to separate the politics from the corruption.
User avatar #4367 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
Damn.

I should be a professor at a fancy schmancy Univeristy
#4364 - My question is why? With so few people a union will h…  [+] (2 new replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
User avatar #4400 - szymonf (07/17/2012) [-]
I would go to the labour board and you would be fucked?
that's why you couldn't fire me for forming a union
User avatar #4411 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
Not for just forming a union, but the business doesn't need to adhere to the demands of the union because it is so small that they could just get replaced.
#4363 - Picture  [+] (12 new replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +8
User avatar #4386 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
this quote kinda confuses me.

is he for or against helping poor people in this quote.
User avatar #4390 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
The point of the message is that voting someone into office so they can tax people to help the poor does not mean you are compassionate. It just makes you a bully. If you truly cared about the poor, you would go out and help them yourself like donating time or money to charities. Forcing other people to 'help' the poor is not compassion.
User avatar #4391 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
So it makes you a bully to use your powers in office to fund programs to help poor people because it uses tax money.
#4395 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
How else does the government get its money, through taxation and borrowing and printing.

"Nobody spends someone else's money better than his own"

You have someone else giving someone else your money. Government giving money to other people.

However, I feel we are steering away from the actual quote which refers to individuals who believe they are compassionate because they are taking someones money to help someone else.
User avatar #4397 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
I think we're on the same ground with the quote. Giving money to help on your own is compassionate. Having the government use your money to do it is not.

But most people don't know where there tax money goes to besides telling them the same old BS that it's to maintain police, firefighters, parks, libraries, and schools. What's it to them that some of their money is helping someone afford medication or housing. I'm not saying they should feel righteous about it, but just help them out of the poverty they live in.
User avatar #4404 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
Not only what Reaganomx explained, but also the money is acquired by the government using coercion. People do not want to pay taxes, they just pay taxes because the government will threaten us with violence otherwise. Is this much different than stealing? As individuals we did not each consent for our money to be given to the poor, for those that oppose this redistribution of the wealth- it is not much different than slavery.
User avatar #4418 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
Truly, it isn't different from slavery.
To the government, we the people are merely lifestock.
#4388 - fefe (07/17/2012) [-]
He's for people helping the poor out of their own generosity, as opposed to the government forcefully taking people's money to redistribute it.
User avatar #4387 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
Who doesn't want to help poor people?
User avatar #4389 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
but what's wrong with giving poor people a fighting chance?
User avatar #4420 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
It's wrong to threaten and violate people if they decide not to.
That's the whole point.
User avatar #4393 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
The poor do have a fighting chance in a free market society where someones human capital can help them achieve many things.

Of course some may need help because they are in a lot of trouble. The government should not be doling out other people's money because it has to be taken by force. There are many private institutions that help out the poor. In fact, a large amount of charitable organizations formed during the 19th century, before countries turned into a welfare state.
#3955 - >let it fix itself >did you even look at the chart 07/12/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#3929 - Government intervention =/= Free Market 07/12/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +3
#3928 - "What has always made the state a hell on earth has been …  [+] (1 new reply) 07/12/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +3
User avatar #3948 - airguitar (07/12/2012) [-]
Very good quote, similar to one of Adam Smith's.
#3927 - Picture 07/12/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +2
#3926 - Because racism 07/12/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +11
#3771 - I love you 07/10/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +3
#3671 - You're first 07/09/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#3670 - After the 1929 Stock Market Crash unemployment went above 9% d…  [+] (2 new replies) 07/09/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#3677 - largenintimidating (07/09/2012) [-]
So Smoot-Hawley was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed. I'm not trying to argue that government intervention in the economy is good; it can definitely be an incredibly bad thing if done wrong (see Smoot-Hawley). I'm just trying to point out that this recession isn't as bad as it's made out to be.

The sad truth is that this is just the Western world paying for the abnormally good economies of 1945-2007 that made us overconfident enough to think that the government could bail our asses out of everything from unemployment to old age. In the last 75 years, the Baby Boomers have created, through their own actions and their sheer existence, a model of government that can only survive in economic conditions that are way better than normal. Now the correction is happening, and we're starting to see why the welfare state,a s it currently operates, can't live in a normal economy.
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#3668 - Picture 07/09/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#3161 - >Pure Communism >Leader Pick one comrade  [+] (1 new reply) 07/06/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +2
User avatar #3369 - ginginhunter (07/08/2012) [-]
Pure Communism does have a leader , you mistaking it with anrcho - communist
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#12 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
A brony that can put up a political argument is a friend in my book.
#1 - feelythefeel (04/11/2012) [-]
Comment virginity taken my good man.
Comment virginity taken my good man.
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