Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
The rich open the businesses which employ people.
(I trimmed the above post a bit. I am choosing not to get into the welfare side debate)
The problem nowadays is that they're creating those jobs in other countries
, i.e. 3rd world countries. Not here. One of my former bosses is filthy rich and he didn't want people in his shop who didn't have money. You know how many people he has working for him? One. He's not creating jobs. He should be taxed heavily, same goes for anyone else who makes above XXX amount per year.
As for the original topic, I'm a Dem, quite liberal, ThYVM, and I agree with Edwards to a point
. I don't think we should have people being dragged to the doctor, but I see where he's coming from in this. If you get people on board with preventative care, our doctors would see us more often, hence they could monitor our general health.
If we weigh too much, they can send us to nutritionists to get back on track.
If we show the early signs of any long-term disease out there, they can catch it EARLY, thereby keeping our butts alive longer. (my aunt would probably still be alive today if she'd gone to the doctor for regular check ups... she didn't feel any symptoms until she was in the final stages of cancer in her liver and colon.)
If we take our children (those who have them), in to the doctor, they can monitor the juvenile obesity that's running rampant today.
So, maybe not MANDATORY visits, but Universal Health Care for EVERYONE should be on the table. Health care/insurance is a huge issue for me because I've had few employers offer it. I only have a bare bones coverage right now... I have one doctor visit available to me until January 1st. I need to see a podiatrist, but need a referral... so there's two visits there... I'm scr**ed. And when (not if, since it's a retail job) I leave that job, I'll be back to no insurance again... unless I get some kick-a** good paying job that has full benefits. But where are those jobs? Not here.
Anyway... I only came in to look around... I try to avoid IMO, but I had to say something here)