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#360642 - 11/03/0903:44 PMRe: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed?
Quote: Problem here is that the restrictions are too little, and not enforced enough.
Mmmmm...this, in my opinion is partially true. We may have too many restrictions in some instances. It oft seems that the problem is that the existing laws/rules are not enforced. Therefore, the geniuses in D.C. take it upon themselves to enact new legislation. They also seem to do a great job of loading things up with pork, attaching completely unrelated legislation, or stripping citizens of more of their rights when they create new legislation.
Quote: the more power the private industry gets, and they use that power and wealth to influence what happens, buy television and radio time, not just to run their ads, but to actually manipulate the actual so-called "news" programming, and to threaten those stations if they don't like a way the "facts" are presented...
I guess we see different solutions to this problem. However, I agree that a problem exists. It occurs to me that the solution is not to rely on Big Brother to regulate, it is to empower individuals to think critically and tune this garbage out. However, our public education system that churns out mindless automatons precludes critical thinking. Perhaps the garbage to which you refer will go away all together some day (we can dream, can't we?). I for one don't want to live in more of a nanny state than we already have. However, there is a disturbingly large portion of the population that wants the government to basically care for them cradle to grave.
Kind Regards, Jay
Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley
Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson