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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:22 PM

WHAT MECHANISMS PERPETUATE US INSANITY???

I believe employers would LOVE to avoid paying for employee health insurance!

One MIGHT think that the since automation is also a big threat to jobs as is free trade... Trump MIGHT want to deal with why employers find automation appealing... IN LARGE PART IT'S TO AVOID PAYING FOR BENEFITS LIKE WORKER HEALTH INSURANCE. I certainly know back in my human service admin days how it affected my budgets. We were level funded for years and if we had to pay health insurance for a few families instead of a single person... that extra $10-12k cost a year cut like a knife.

I would think that companies would LOVE to get out from under this burden... and Single Payer IS the way to go. And if we could enact some other cost containment measures on the medical device and drug makers, we might easily save about 5-6% of wasted GDP spending... perhaps as much as $3500-4000 per capita...

Our dysfunctional health care system, like much of our military spending, is dead weight on our economy... and both are largely responsible for the current 587 billion deficit.

https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsreports/rpt/mthTreasStmt/mts1016.pdf

But obviously we'd prefer to steal this money from future taxpayers... ie our kid, their kids, and their kids.

So what mechanisms perpetuate US insanity?

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Response to eniwetok (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:26 PM

1. Greed, and sociopathy. eom

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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:29 PM

2. Fox News. Hate Radio. n/t

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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:23 PM

3. The Electoral College.

It's screwed us twice now, first giving us the Shrub, and now Dorito Mussolini, when we could have/should have had Al and Hillary.

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Response to eniwetok (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:36 PM

4. White racism.

Greedy sociopaths use white racism to get what they want.

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