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  1. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 5 years ago

    Of all the analogies to use, why this one? And don’t have a health care system, we have a death care system.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 5 years ago

    IrishEddie, you are quite right. They have been assessed as the happiest people in the world, too.

  3. petergrt

    petergrt said, almost 5 years ago

    Most wealthy Swedes are, well, not Swedes … .

    Try to live an American style of life just about anywhere in Europe, but particularly in the ‘western Socialist’ countries, and you soon discover that you need to earn at least 3-times of what you can earn.

    I dare say, that our near poverty class lives much better - including enjoying a much better health-care, than a middle income German or a Brit.

  4. oakwood13

    oakwood13 said, almost 5 years ago

    Will someone please tell me where in the constitution that says that we are guaranteed health care, welfare, unemployment. it is not there. Our founding fathers realized what total government control can do. That is why they left their homelands for the freedom of the usa. We need less government intervention. Why should people go find work at any pay rate when the government will pay you more to stay unemployed and reliant on them.

  5. davesmithsit

    davesmithsit said, almost 5 years ago

    When the gov robs peter to pay paul it will allways have the support of paul.

  6. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 5 years ago

    Man Irish you made a complete 180 dude! I’d like to also point out that along with their 50% tax hike that they also have a LARGE minimum wage. In Denmark minimum wage starts at $18 per hour.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Actually, Pete, thanks to Bush and those Reaganomics folks, one needs to earn three times what he can afford in the U.S. to live like the U.s.– Housing increased roughly 10-15% annually during the Bush years- salaries went up,well, actually didn’t, unless you were a CEO or “financial wizard” that ran us in the toilet.

  8. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Gosh, oakwood13, you’re right! And look at all of the other “rights” we enjoy that aren’t in the Constitution:

    The right to privacy.

    The right to travel between states.

    The right to be considered innocent unless proven guilty.

    And various other rights too numerous to list.

    How much better our country would be if we accepted your interpretation instead of that of the Supreme Court.

  9. Yekatman

    Yekatman GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    petergrt: “Our near poverty class lives much better… than a middle income German or a Brit.”

    Where on earth did you get that silly notion? Did you just make it up?

    I’m married to a Brit and have worked for over 7 years of my life in Germany, and it’s the other way around. Poor Brits and Germans all have access to health care, much better public transportation than we have here, and much more affordable higher education than in the U.S.

  10. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, almost 5 years ago

    Oakwood, in the fourteenth amendment. Look it up.

  11. petergrt

    petergrt said, almost 5 years ago

    Declaring something as a lie, and repeating it ad ifinatum, is precisely Goebbels’ tack.

    Lefties have mastered this strategy very well, indeed.

    But, facts are pesky things.

    The 14th Amendment has nothing to do with what Oakwood complained about - the Interstate Commerce Clause has been so abused to expand the reach of the Federal Government.

    Anthony, you are really confused - it would be instructive to read the Constitution before you yap about it.

  12. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Okay, Peter, show me where the rights I listed are directly spelled out in the Constitution.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 5 years ago

    peter, I work in Europe, and have many colleagues there. The EU is rapidly approaching parity with the US. As for how people live, haven’t seen that it is anything like the ludicrous comparison you make, without benefit of facts. Americans spend a far higher percentage of their earnings on healthcare than Europeans, and have poorer access to many other things that people consider part of a good lifestyle. We may have a higher percentage of our salaries, but increasingly we are having to spend individually – and at a premium – to make up for a failing infrastructure and government. So we are taxed less, but spend more.

  14. MikeGreer

    MikeGreer said, almost 5 years ago

    petergrt: “Our near poverty class lives much better… than a middle income German or a Brit.”

    So, this is Goebbels’ tack in action, right? Because it is definitely a lie.

    How much time have you spent in Europe? Or do you get your information from Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin?

    I’m American, married to a German, and lived for 20 years in Germany. Our near poverty class live in “near slums” while there are really no slums in Germany. And everyone has access to high quality health care with no fear of going bankrupt due to catastrophic illnesses. Public transportation is excellent, and public schools are safe and good. Not so with much of the same class of people in the United States.

  15. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Guess you’re having trouble finding those “rights” in our Constitution, Peter.

    Think about that next time you accuse someone else about being “confused”.

    I graduated from law school…did you?

    (Okay, that was a rhetorical question, because it’s obvious to everyone that you did not.)

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