Does Rand Paul have a point or is he off base?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ChkitOut, May 12, 2011.

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  2. So far off base they need to send a rescue squad
  3. achilles28


    Of course Rand has a point.

    The Constitution does not guarantee the individual right to education, shelter, food, healthcare or any other basic necessity.

    The Federal Government is severely limited in it's powers by the Constitution.

    The 10th Amendment affords the remainder of that power to the States.

    In that vein, the States can pass socialized healthcare, individually. But the Federal Government cannot.

    That's why a FLA district judge ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. And many more States have followed suit.
  4. what a moron. nobody is forcing him to take care of people. if the government guarantees healthcare and sets a rate for that service like medicare does. he is free to treat medicare patients at that rate or not.
    by the way. before he was a senator he was a doctor who made a living treating medicare patients.
  5. Lornz


    Where I come from, a portion of my taxes pays for universal healthcare. I hardly find that to be slavery with regard to the physicians. In fact you could argue the exact opposite: I, as a citizen, is enslaved by the burden of having to pay taxes.

    But, I understand that is not the case in the US. It seems you pay almost as much in taxes just to be allowed to pay even more for health insurance.
  6. doctors in the us are highly paid. that is one of the reasons health care costs so much more than other countries. this graph has details:
  7. 377OHMS


    The Water Buddah :D
  8. elon


    There is absolutely no way he's getting elected with that pitch.