Oct 13, 2009
I'm not a socialist but I do believe our government should run certain things. Whether it be big DC Government, state or local, our government already runs a few things we have become accustomed to. We would probably be horrified if these gov. offices decided to turn some of these forces over to private businesses. Imagine your Fire Dept, Police Dept. being turned over to a For Profit Business (similar to the current insurance comp.)............Reply to 911 calls (also for-profit)....."I'm sorry, but your home isn't covered for this type of fire"....click. ...."you have people breaking into your home?, let me check your policy...sorry, you're not covered for more than 2 home invaders. If you could remove 2 of them, we'd be happy to respond. Call back later".click.
If Social Security or Medicare were turned over to For-Profit buss, where do you think they would make there profit???? Yup, cutting services etc.
How about the military being a for-profit buss? Now that's scary.
The health of this country should be in the hands of a Not For Profit entity.
We need the Government to run things sometimes...it's just a fact. And the country needs heath care reform and a public option.