So just because they have the money means that they should be forced by the government to spend it? What about using that money to invest in the economy therefore creating more jobs, new wealth, and giving more people a chance to improve their lives? If we take that route, then more people will be able to afford healthcare.
No one should have to be forced to buy into something like this.
mmm hmmm...you go girl.
lol, except the rich don't do that. That's the problem.
My uncle is pretty wealthy. I don't know if he is in the "1%", but he is wealthy enough to have some clout in the business arena where he lives. For years he was a conservative, and for years he professed that same form of "freedom". A few years ago, he turned completely. He said he was sitting in a meeting and realized it was nothing but rich men looking to get more rich, and trying to figure out how to do it essentially at the expense of the little guy. He realized that these people should be paying their fair share, even if they don't want to, because they've spent so much time and energy working to screw everyone else. He now sits in confusion as to why anyone can be so greedy to think that being told to pay your fair share is an affront to "freedom", when that extra cash being used to help people hurts him/them none and helps others a lot.
Basically, the Republican Party is selling a full-on free market as a way to make everything like 50s TV families/towns; everyone helps each other, everyone knows each other, and no one fucks the poorer guy over to make more money. The only time someone looks into his neighbor's bowl is to see whether he has enough and all that good stuff. It's a glorious place. But the Republican Party is never going to allow that to happen, because they sell their followers this fantasy then go backstage and take part in rigging it so it will never happen.