Please let me know now.. i would to get a guild going with friends.
Why July 4th kicks ass: Celebrating that we kicks the British Ass, Created a country that infringed and still does on people’s rights – Lest you forget about the 2/3rd rule for slaves, women couldn’t vote and that we were still killing Native Americans to take their land for ourselves. I mean who wouldn’t want to celebrate all of that.
Today in the news, I have read that the Republicans would like to change the name of the democratic to socialist. I find this interesting from a group that is just a screwed up and my own political party. But it along with many other recent events got me to think. Why don’t we just outlaw political parties?
Seriously, it would be the best thing ever.
On another topic I wanted to list my political thoughts on those things that should not be controlled by the market.
Utilities (Electric, Water, Sewer): It is needed for business, growth, homes. This is not something which should be managed by the private sector so they can make a profit. To often the private sector keeps raising the rates in an argument that it is needed to maintain their equipment, when in fact it doesn’t. While the public sector does not always charge enough at times to keep up with infrastructure cost, this is something that could be put in place through legislation. Further I think the government should spedn billions in Solar, clean energy and other sources of none polluting energy if only for national security. We should not wait for the price of gas or oil to get high enough that energy companies decided that maybe they should spend money there.
Health Care (dental is included in this): With so many people unable to afford health care, and with abuse of the system by the few, the cost to most is growing where at some point the only way to get help would be through some black market doc who lost his license to practice. While many other countries have taken this over and made it work or failed, with cost outpacing inflation it has to be taken out of the hands of the private sector that shouldn’t be making a profit on the health of an individual. Some would argue that innovation would suffer if we did this, or that it would increase the cost do to government oversight. But with computers and technology at its current place, increased spending up front to computerized all records and billing, would streamline these. Cutting back on salaries for doctors, by offering cheaper education for medical school should help. I have been served by both the VA and Private medical service and to be honest, both have their problems. But I do not believe that anyone should make a profit off of helping me get well, or making sure my broken arm is set correctly.
The role of the government is to do what the market will not do in a reasonable time or cost. That is my belief. I also believe that we do not need a federal government or state government that is huge. So say profit leads to innovation, but I say profit can only lead to more profit. I support the market as long as the market is not making my life harder than it is. Right now the market, and by extension, big business is making my life harder. Tax loop holes, mortgage melt down, oil futures all of these things hurt me and most Americans, so tell me, why don’t we wake up and fix it. We would not have the roads, bridges, levees and other infrastructure, including many community colleges and schools where it not for the government, because the private sector business man doesn’t see the cost benefit in spending money on it. IT is this reason that Australia is spending its own money to build its own super internet highway for its citizens because they got tired of the private sector arguing it wasn’t cost effective.