Re: America needs free healthcare and college
Well yes I would agree with tax payer health care for all, it just makes sense for a society to keep it's citizens as healthy as possibly, economically if nothing else. Every other 1st world nation has it and it works a hell of a lot better than the US.
For education, the $$$ it takes for tuition sounds insane:
All told, including the contributions of individual families and the government (in the form of student loans, grants, and other assistance), Americans spend about $30,000 per student a year—nearly twice as much as the average developed country. “The U.S. is in a class of its own,” says Andreas Schleicher, the director for education and skills at the OECD, and he does not mean this as a compliment. “Spending per student is exorbitant, and it has virtually no relationship to the value that students could possibly get in exchange.”
There's reform needed there if degrees cost 10s of thousands of dollars, it simply needs for subsidising.
As for the whole 'My tax dollars blah blah blah' that old chestnut is always brought up when it comes to these particular topics. But honestly get a list of everything your money goes to and if you want to die on that hill, check out costs of upgrading the military industrial complex that isn't needed, useless government studies, tax assistance for big corp etc etc. But you never hear the hot button term 'tax dollars: Oh No!' when it comes to those things because they aren't political footballs.
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