Friday, February 1, 2008

Are you Liberal?

You know to be honest with everyone, I am Liberal...its scary to say that...and it can be misconstrued. The ideas of the Democratic party do not intrigue me at all, but the philosophy behind it, well, yes. I guess living in CA for so long, I'm bound to have an overwhelming influence from the left. Its kind of like Marxism I guess. In a perfect world, its a grand idea. But, correct me if I'm wrong, we all live in least most of us, and the reality is, it just doesn't work.
So, for what I want...I dream of a day when no one has to worry about getting the proper healthcare they need, a time where getting old is ok and seniors get everything they need, a place where there are no factories polluting the air, adding to Global warming. A country who can give higher education to all at no cost, and a world that has no dissputes, and thus, no need for military. Problem is, I live in reality. The time is now and what we have to deal with is now.
All these things would be wonderful, but as I tried so hard to portray to Wabo last week on his ridiculous health care philosophy, THINGS ARE NOT THAT SIMPLE! The idea was that everyone pays a tax for healthcare, and everyone gets covered. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, it's not.
The problem arises when people think that it only takes one solution at a time. Unfortunatley, everything revolves around something else. So, with the universal healthcare proposal from Wabo, sounds great, but couldn't work. All of a sudden , people who get Healthcare from their employer, all of a sudden don't. Why would a company spend money on health care if the government gives it for free? If I were a CEO, I sure wouldn't. Now, with everyone having free health care, the doctors offices become flooded w/ people who got a paper cut, or bruised their knee. Miniscule inflictions, but hey, the government is paying for me, I might as well go. So eventually the act of seeing a doctor becomes even harder than it is now. Just look at the Emergency room, although I don't have the exact statistics, if you now go to the one place where people aren't turned are waiting a long time!
Alright, say you don't mind waiting for a doctor as long as everyone can see But remember, w/ this added tax, people have less money, therefore they are not spending as much and businesses are making less and then they start charging more...its a downward spiral.
I'm going to cut this much shorter than I really want cuz I have a test in the morning, but just remember this. People are like that mouse in the book I loved growing up..."if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk" The more government providing handouts to people, the more the recievers will want. The more taxes we'll all pay for these free loaders, a larger deficit will be created, and the ambition of Americans, which enables us to be great, will be underminded.
We all care about others and don't want anyone to get the short end of the stick, but what do we really want to promote? A society where no matter what you do, you'll have others taking care of you, or a society where people are striving to better themselves and essentially continuing what has made our counrty great?

Say no to CraCain, no to Hil and Bama...yes to Romney, the one man who is actually smart enough to give everyone in this country (dem or rep) what they want.


Amy said...

That is always the problem, isn't it? The real world is really complicated, and because of that trying to make things better often has unintended consequences. It's not that we should give up hope on, say, ending poverty or reducing human impact on the environment or ending the war in Iraq. But I think some people (including politicians, of course) are too focused on the quick and easy fix...which doesn't even exist in the first place.

Abominable's Main Squeeze said...

You should have been studying to be an economist. :-)

I listened to an interview of Thomas Sowell a few days ago. He talked about being an idealistic college student participating in a debate. He came up with a wonderful solution to some problem and proudly proclaimed it. His professor then said "And then what?" Dr. Sowell tried to answer that as best he could and then his professor said "And then what?" This went on for several rounds until Dr. Sowell realized that his "wonderful" idea was really not at all wonderful. He said he's never forgotten that. We should always apply the "and then what" test when something SOUNDS good.

Abominable Snowman said...

Right on Sean! Just because one is a conservative doesn't mean they aren't compasionate. Why is that it is well documented that conservatives are bigger givers than liberals? Is it that what liberals really want is to take your money and allocate how they see fit. I could go on, but this is not the place......

Born Again Barbie...making my Mormon Dreams Come True (very slowly) said...

Jep.... I had no idea where you were going with this post and then you pulled it off with a pro-Mitt sentiment. Hmmm. We gotta start dialouging. Maybe.