Universal Health Care is a great idea — because you have it, there is far smaller chance that you will ever actually need it. The reason: You have all of society at your back, helping you to stay healthy.
There are people in the NFIB who persist in calling the billionaire’s estate tax a “death tax”, and who now want people to tell their congressional representatives to oppose it, in the interests of “small business”. Here, the sham is exposed.
Americans are growing fat, getting sick, and going broke. They’ve been taking it on the chin, and they just shouldn’t take it anymore — because it’s not something they’re doing, it’s something that’s being done to them.
A small “health tax” would make a huge difference.
Taking the “food tax” concept one step further has positive implications for the environment.
With the 2004 elections ended, our ears are still ringing from the never-ending series of feel-good statements issuing from the mouths of politicians, about how America has the best democracy in the world, the best health care system, the best this, and the best that. It would be nice if it were true. But the evidence is clear: America lags far behind Europe when it comes to both health and politics.
Christmas shopping is down in 2004. The experts say it will pick up. Are they right?
The food industry clearly has too much power in Washington. It took 10 years before the FDA finally got the industry to list trans fats on food labels. That law takes effect in 2006. In the meantime, millions of people have suffered obesity, disease, and death — even though the science has been known for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, the labeling law is too weak — which reflects the power of the food industry in Washington.
Drug Companies have gotten way out of hand. Their litany of excesses and abuses is growing dangerously long, and the billions of dollars they pump into the American system of government is giving them free reign to do so.