If we can provide free health care here in Canada - I don’t see why you can’t get it in the U.S?
Economics. Nothing in demand ever drops in price. Its one big vicious circle.
No individuals or health care companies want to make less money. If it is government subsidized- then you pay with more taxes. When companies say "your all taking a wage cut"....the people slowly leave to avoid said wage cut.
So many young people are for "free this and free that" because they have not fully experienced living as a taxed adult. They dont realize free stuff will still cost them. And the adults who want free stuff have never earned enough to pay for it in the first place. How they expect this "free stuff" to be covered?
America, from the start was and still is based on having the "freedom" to gain personal income with less taxes (which used to be hard work), and is why it was fled to and founded.
Since Canada started as part of the United Kingdom, it was set in its ways from the get-go. Even after its independence 1982, it's still part of the British Commonwealth, and not much has changed.
1) The poverty and lower class never had much, so not much to tax either.
2) What used to be middle class, is now lower middle class and they cant take an income cut (which is what a tax increase is) since they already have basic homes and cars. Stepping down from "basic living" is to live in your vehicle, and that is happening now.
3) Current middle class is bearing the brunt of taxation and they're getting tired of it. Many "live the life", but with minimal savings.
4) Much of the upper-class keeps climbing into rich-class, its a matter on time.
5) The rich-class have voting power and interest to keep their money. Many pay less in tax per income ratio than middle class. Money is addictive to many people. They could live on less, but other than a select few, most wont do that. Thus threaten to leave the US if taxed more, taking industry with them.
I know a boomer millionaire (not that rich really) who never went to college. Ive discussed increasing the tax ratio with upper class. Her answer: she earned her income and deserves her lifestyle more than average people. Reality: no, she was just lucky, did not work all that very hard and would not be given those opportunities today.
Its all about
demand...and....greed. Companies used to be satisfied with a certain ratio of profit to worker income. Now its more about
profit, since board of directors and investors steer companies that used to have one owner, and sometimes that one owner wasn't very greedy....at all.
"Non-profit" in America sounds great too, but doesn't really exist. CEO's of non profits are still sometimes millionaires. The money just gets to them, on paper, from a different path.
If there was more land left up for grabs on this planet, people would flock to it again starting America 2.0.
Post Edited (astroman) : 11/9/2020 9:48:11 PM (GMT-7)