beemerboy wrote:Which party wants to listen in on all of your phone calls and read your emails without warrant?
Like I said i don't agree with everything and the spying on U.S citizens is definitely a sore point. Necessary for a lot of things and on the other hand quite invasive. We need a new line, not sure where its at. You could prevent them from doing this if you wanted, email can be encrypted and its not that hard to do. Same with phone conversations or any communications for that matter.
beemerboy wrote:Which party wants to hold you in prison in a foreign country without trial indefinitely?
Frankly I don't give a *censored*, do you really think the majority of them don't belong there? We should worry about the unnecessary conviction and detainment of our own people before them... Really, people getting off of death row after 20 years.
beemerboy wrote:Which party wants to be able to torture you without limits?
You're off on that comment, the "torture" inflicted on any of those non-American prisoners was limited and against a very limited population.. e.g high scale people with a lot of information. There wasn't any whole scale torture, at least not any confirmed reports. And again Frankly I don't give a *censored*, if the minor torture inflicted on those people yielded some very good information then so be it.
beemerboy wrote:Which party wants to regulate who you marry?
You got a point there but on my scale of 1 to 10 of importance it ranks a -10.
beemerboy wrote:Which party wants to tell you how you believe in god (if you do)?
beemerboy wrote:Which party wants to prevent you from making the personal decision whether or not you can have an abortion?
Gee you hit upon the one part that of our lives that the Republicans want to control, in any event the abortion issue is one I sit on the fence. At very least it should be kept legal to prevent the inevitable abortions that will performed by unqualified people.
beemerboy wrote:Which party spends more than a BILLION dollars a month in Iraq?
I've already made my thoughts on this known in numerous other threads.
beemerboy wrote:Which party wants to remove all your Social Security benefits?
Which party wants to remove all your Medicare Benefits?
The social services avaiable in the U.S. is a broken system, as far as Social Security goes I think it should be abolished. Those that have already paid in should get whats coming to them and that's it. I don't want the government to to take care of my future, I can do it myself.
Which party wants to force you to pay for your own health insurance and stop your employer from paying for it?
Haven't read about that but there was great show on PBS about the succesful healthcare sytems in the world. There was some main points that the most successful one used:
- Mandatory enrollment for everyone.
- Prices for services were fixed, each hospital could only charge what the other one did.
- They were able to control prices for drugs, equipment and other things because the companies had to deal with one entity.
- all of the above drastically reduced office costs, there was pretty stratling figure I heard on the show. If I remember correctly 25% of the medical costs in the U.S. go to paperwork.
Socialized medicine certainly has some benefits but its not perfect either, many people would have to give up a lot of personal freedom to make it work. In the end you may increase the health of the general population but I'm not so sure its such a great idea for the overall benefit of everyone. The docots for example in many of those countries were not making very much money, hardly any incentive to go through all that work just end up making less that some other guy that went to school for few years.