here’s why the Republican Candidate debates are so boring:
yeah, we get it, you don’t like universal healthcare. you don’t like chipping in a few bucks to make sure we can all be healthy. they all talk about how much it costs, but the moderators have not had the intelligence to point out the money it will save taxpayers because of those without insurance who walk into random hospitals, can’t pay, and the government covers the bill. that’s your taxes too. so you can either pay now or pay later. at least if you pay now, people can get preventative care and save a greater cost later.
they throw that word around as if they’ve actually read the thing. they need to stop saying that “it’s unconstitutional to mandate a purchase” such as health care. can’t the moderator – just once – point out that there’s already a mandate to purchase car insurance? if we can be forced to protect our cars, shouldn’t we also protect humans? i read two stories today about a 24-year old and a 12-year old who died because they couldn’t afford antibiotics for a tooth infection. that’s damn sad.
isn’t home owner’s insurance a mandate? in addition, depending on how close you live to water, flood insurance is mandatory as well. i live about a block and a half from the beach, and flood insurance is certainly mandatory for me.
and speaking of the constitution, i have read it. let me educate you. people need to stop saying the phrase “separation of church and state.” i’m not sure why so many people think that’s in the constitution, but it’s not. the only thing is says that is in that direction is that the government will not show favor to any one religion over others. so when you see an office that’s decorated for christmas, channukah, etc, that’s actually following the constitution. and while i respect people’s right to celebrate kwanzaa, it’s not a religious holiday. it’s a cultural holiday, so it’s not protected in the constitution.
just once i’d like to see a moderator ask a question, let the candidate yap, and then say, “well, your minute is up, but you never answered the question. i asked … and you said … but that’s not what i asked.” then, at the end of the debate, there should be a scoreboard which shows the percentage of actual answers that actually addressed a question. that would be a useful tool. a batting average for the candidates. hey, CNN, get on that.
if i think of anything else, i’ll add it.
have a nice day.